SANTA CLARA , Calif. , Jan. 26, 2005 — Intel Corporation today recognized the 40 finalists who will vie for more than $530,000 in scholarships in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), America ‘s oldest pre-college science competition for high school seniors.

‘These finalists reflect the best accomplishments of solid, project-based, curiosity-driven education,’ said Intel CEO Craig Barrett. ‘What’s most encouraging is that these young people are just beginning their scientific journeys. Like many STS finalists before them, this group will be responsible for future discoveries that address critical needs while helping to keep America at the center of innovation.’