Santa Clara, Calif., Jan. 17, 2007 — Three hundred high school seniors today were named as semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The STS, America’s oldest and most prestigious science competition, is often called the “Junior Nobel Prize.” Each of the 300 Intel STS semifinalists receives $1,000 with an additional $1,000 going to their respective schools, resulting in $600,000 in total awards. This year’s entrants hail from 46 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and represent 487 schools.

Over the past 66 years, the STS has produced winners of the world’s most prestigious academic honors. Six former finalists have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. STS finalists have also been awarded the Fields Medal, the National Medal of Science and MacArthur Foundation Fellowships.