Six Jericho Students Named Intel Semifinalists
Six Jericho Students Named Intel Semifinalists
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Six Jericho seniors were named Intel semifinalists on Wednesday, January 6, the highest amount from any Long Island school. A total of 300 students nationally were named semi-finalists.

The following students are the semifinalists, listed with the title of their project:

Michael Carrion: Identification of Toll-like Receptor 4 as a Novel Biomarker in Type 1 Diabetes Pathogenesis

Jessica Huang: Redefining the Neurological Basis of Fluid Intelligence: Investigating Network Strength and Normalized Degree of Resting State Functional Connectivity

Uma Kanth: HIV Utilizes the SNAI1 Repressor Complex to Downregulate P-Cadherin: Implications for HIV Associated Nephropathy

Hyein Kim: Examining the Role of a Novel TSHR Variant, TSHRv1.3, and Elucidating the Signaling Pathways of the TSHR

Brian Oh: Reconciling the Process-based Projection Method with the Semi-empirical Method for Accurate Future Projections of Sea Level Change

Rishi Shah: ollagen Microfiber Scaffolding for Nerve Repair Applications

The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, has been bringing together the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States for 75 years. Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $600,000 in total semifinalist awards. The competition overall awards $1.6 million to provide the opportunities and resources that students need to become the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and STEM professionals.

“The Science Talent Search celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Our alumni over the past three quarters of a century have gone on to successful STEM careers and to achieve top honors and recognition in their chosen fields,” said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of the Science News media group. “As a fellow alumna, I’m thrilled to congratulate the 300 semifinalists and welcome them to the Intel STS family. They are the next generation of innovators, and we look forward to witnessing the impact they will have on making the world a better place.”

On Jan. 20, 40 of the 300 semifinalists will be named Intel Science Talent Search finalists.


Pictured above (L-R) are Jericho’s semifinalists Michael Carrion, Uma Kanth, Brian Oh, Hyein Kim, Jessica Huang, and Rishi Shah.