New York State has typically dominated the contest, having produced four times as many winners as any other state and one year winning eight of the top ten places.This year, 15 of the 40 finalists and 3 of the 10 winners came from New York. Bernstein, a 15-year-old senior at Bellport High School in Suffolk County, L.Past winners have gone on to rack up scores of scientific awards, including five Nobel Prizes.
The tone of the press there was intimidating, particularly toward Russia.
As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.
WASHINGTON, March 2 - A girl from Westmont, Ill., and a girl from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan were named the nation's top young scientists tonight in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, the first time that girls have won the two highest awards the country's oldest and most prestigious competition for teen-age scientists.
Louise Chia Chang, a 17-year-old senior from Westmont, Ill., won first place among the 10 awards announced hereand a $20,000 scholarship for her university-level research on genes active in certain cancer cells.
Meng of Columbia, Md., discovered during the judging of their projects that their mothers had sat next to each other in junior high school in Taipei, Taiwan, 35 years ago.