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2004 Intel Science Talent Search

Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2004 by for Awards, STS.

Now in its 63rd 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 six semifinalists (which ranks us fifth nationwide) and one finalist. Finalists will be in Washington, DC from March 11 to 16 to compete for $530,000 in scholarships.


  • Shaye Storm
    Age Determination and Size Reconstruction of North Atlantic Codfish (Gadus morhua ) from Akurvik, NW Iceland


  • Lyuba Azbel
    How Do the Deaf Read? The Paradox of Performing a Phonemic Task Without Sound
  • Elizabeth Kolod
    How Does Learning Sign Language Affect Perception?
  • Kenneth Lau
    Adenosine A2A Receptor Stimulation Modulates Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity in Hepatic Fibrosis
  • Hayley Miskiewicz
    Nucleoporins and the Nuclear Envelope in Alzheimer's Disease: A First Look
  • Lindsey Tannenbaum
    What is the Relationship Between Apoptosis and Nuclear Changes in Alzheimer's Disease?

Ceres Connection Winners

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory has partnered with Science Service to promote science education through a program called the Ceres Connection. This program seeks to name minor planets after students in fifth through twelfth grades and their teachers. Students and teachers are selected through these Science Service competitions: the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Intel Excellence in Teaching Award. All minor planets named in the Ceres Connection program have been discovered by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research project (LINEAR ).

  • Asteroid "1998 FL76" was renamed 20296 Shayestorm in honor of Shaye Storm for his winning Intel-STS project.
  • Asteroid "1999 RR160" was renamed 20586 Elizkolod in honor of Elizabeth Kolod for her winning ISEF project.
  • Asteroid "1998 HX91" was renamed 20341 Alanstack in honor of Mr. Stack for his work as a supervising teacher.
Group Photo
Back Row: Principal Steve Zwisohn, Kenneth Lau, Betty Kolod, Mr. Rumpolo, Lyuba Azbel, Shaye Storm, Mr. Rosenfeld, Mr. Stack. Front Row: Mrs. Nicastri, Hayley Miskiewicz, Lindsey Tannenbaum
Lindseym, Stack, and Shaye
Lindsey Tannenbaum and Shaye Storm with their supervising teacher Mr. Stack
Nicastri, Kenneth, and Hayley
Kenneth Lau and Hayley Miskiewicz with their supervising teacher Mrs. Nicastri
Lyuba, Rumpolo, and Betty
Lyuba Azbel and Betty Kolod with their supervising teacher Mr. Rumpolo