A Chandler high school senior, Scott Paul Boisvert from Basha High School, is one of 40 finalists nationwide in the Intel Science Talent Search. The finalists were selected from 300 Semifinalists and 1,744 total applicants and "will come to Washington, D.C. in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top award of $100,000." The 40 finalists come from 15 states.
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and beginning in 1998 with Intel, SSP [Science for Society & the Public] has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.Boisevert's research project is titled, Influences of Environmental Chemistry on Growth and Chemotaxis of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Aquatic Habitats: Implications for Amphibian Decline.
It's too bad that a society that is glued to the tv to watch our kids on "American Idol," will largely ignore this collection of our best and brightest.