Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Two MCPS Students Named Intel Finalists

Today we had the opportunity to congratulate Josephine Yu and Arnold Mong, the highly motivated seniors at Montgomery Blair High School who were named two of the 40 finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition and who competed in a high-profile event in Washington, D.C. The Intel competition is the nation's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, and it honors exceptional high school seniors across the country for their scientific research and for their potential as future leaders in the science community.

In her project, Lattice and Continuum Models of Solitons and Vortices in Bilayer Graphene, Josephine developed a theoretical model to study two stacked sheets of graphene, a material that holds potential for use in electronics and biomedical applications. For his project, Exposing Non-Classical Properties of the Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger States in Perfect Correlation Cases, Arnold designed a test that could potentially improve the encryption of data in communication by detecting whether transmitted data has been modified or intercepted.

There were nearly 1,800 entries this year, and 14 MCPS students made the semi-final round. Projects were judged in three categories: basic research, global good and innovation.

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