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2005 Intel Science Talent Search

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 by for Awards, STS.

Now in its 64th year, the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) is the oldest and most highly-regarded science competition in the United States. Midwood students have a long and distinguished record of superior performance in this "Junior Nobel Prize". In the year 2004, Midwood had three semifinalists and one finalist.

Zwisohn, Lena, Louis, Olga, and Stack
Steve Zwisohn (principal), Lena Liang, Louis Tullo, Olga Pikovskaya, Alan Stack (teacher)

Finalists

  • Olga Pikovskaya
    for her project "Structural Studies of Metabolite Sensing Messenger RNA". She worked with Dr. Dinshaw Patel and Dr. Alexander Serganov of the Structural Biology Department at Sloan Kettering Institute. The asteroid "1997 FZ3" was also renamed 21355 Pikovskaya in her honor by MIT's Lincoln Lab as a part of their Ceres Connection program.

Semifinalists

  • Lena Liang
    for her project "Crystal Stucture of Multidrug Resistance Regulator NorR". She worked with Dr. Dinshaw Patel and Dr. Yu-Ren Yuan of the Structural Biology Department at Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
  • Louis Tullo
    for his project "A New Mechanism of Receptor Regulation: Ecto-Site Phosphorylation". He worked with Dr. Elizabeth Kornecki of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.