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Sixteen MCPS Students named Semifinalists in 2015 Intel Science Talent Search

Earlier today, the Intel Science Talent Search announced the names of the 300 semifinalists for its 2015 nation-wide science competition. Maryland is home to 21 of the semifinalists, with Montgomery Blair High School alone boasting 12 winners, more than any other Maryland school. Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 scholarship, with an additional $1,000 going to the semifinalist’s school. The MoCo Student itself includes one of this year’s semifinalists– staff writer Zoey Tang of Richard Montgomery High School won for a project titled “A Mammalian Expression System Provides Pure, Soluble and Fully Functional HIV-1 Integrase for Crystal Structural Studies and Reveals Novel Posttranslational Modifications.” The following is a list of all the semifinalists from Montgomery County, sorted by which high school they attend.

Montgomery Blair High School
Matthew Das Sarma
Michael Fan
Francis Gerard
William Lu
Bennet McGlade
Eric Michael Neyman
Sachin Pandey
Ishaan Manish Parikh
Harini Erangika Salgado
Arjuna Subramaniam
Michael Winer
Denis Zhao

Richard Montgomery High School
Zoey Tang
Yizhen Zhang

Poolesville High School
Umesh Janak Padia

Walter Johnson High School
Kathryn Van Artsdalen

About The MoCo Student

In 2012, Student Member of the Board of Education John Mannes created a countywide press network to help build a conduit to share fresh and relevant information written by youth to the wider Montgomery County student body.

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