WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2005 – Intel Corporation awarded a $100,000 scholarship to David Vigliarolo Bauer of Bronx, N. Y. He is the first-place winner of the 2005 Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), America’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition.

Bauer, 17, of Hunter College High School, designed a new method using “quantum dots” (florescent nanocrystals) to detect toxic agents that affect the nervous system. Bauer believes his research could save thousands of lives by rapidly evaluating individual exposure to these agents. In addition to his love of research, Bauer is a member of the varsity fencing team and founded a nonprofit organization that raises money for social justice in Liberia.