JANUARY 30, 2010
Governor Paterson Applauds New York Finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search
Governor David A. Paterson today congratulated New York's 11 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, a national science research competition for high school seniors. More students from New York made the first round than from any other state, with nine emerging from Long Island. The students are among 40 finalists selected to attend the Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. in March. They will present their work for the final round of competition.
"The future of our society rests in the minds of our youth. By encouraging innovation and creation in the areas of math and science, we will continue to move toward the new, innovation economy," Governor Paterson said. "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I would like to congratulate our State's 11 impressive finalists in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search. Your hard work and passion will serve as a foundation for New York's future leadership in the innovation economy."
The Intel Science Talent Search began in 1942 to encourage young scientists to pursue advanced studies in their chosen field. Each year, the competition awards more than $1 million to its participants through a range of scholarships, including the grand prize of a $100,000 college scholarship.
"I also commend the commitment of Intel and its partners for promoting stem education in the United States and providing students with the encouragement and support they need to become the minds that create our future. Congratulations to all the finalists and best of luck in Washington this March," Governor Paterson added.