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Monday, March 10, 2014

Five FCPS Students Named Intel Semifinalists

Five students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have been named semifinalists in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search. The students, with their project names in italics, are:

·         Archis Bhandarkar of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), On the Unique Roles of Neurocomputational States in Neocortical Circuits.
·         Tina Ju of TJHSST, Discovery and Engineering of Exceptionally Potent Biological Inhibitors of Infections Caused by MERS-CoV and Influenza H7N9.
·         Lucas Kang of TJHSST, Investigation of Rule 73 as a Case Study of Class 4 Long-Distance Cellular Automata.
·         Kunal Khurana of TJHSST, Investigating the Cellular Roles of the RanBP2 Protein.
·         William Moses of TJHSST, Online Adaptive Frequency Hopping.
The 300 semifinalists were chosen from among nearly 1,800 entrants and will receive matching awards of $1,000 along with their school. 
This is the 73rd year of the Science Talent Search, which Intel has sponsored since 1998, providing $1.25 million in awards and scholarships to contestants.  More information about the competition can be found online.
Note:  For more information, contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.