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Intel Science Talent Search

kennedyiceitkennedyiceit Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
Hi everyone! I am doing some research this summer with a professor at the University of Chicago, and he wants me to enter everything I've done in the Intel Science Talent Search competition this year. I have never heard about it before, and I'm not exactly sure what it entails. I do have a lot of AP classes coming up in my senior year, and I was just wondering if it would take up a lot of time during the school year. If anyone has participated before, please feel free to give me some insight! Thank you!
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Replies to: Intel Science Talent Search

  • TessVonBedeTessVonBede Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    Trust me, it can be a very grinding process. It's one of the most prestigious science competitions in the world. However, if you make enough progress with the ISTS, it looks extremely good on college education.
  • kennedyiceitkennedyiceit Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    Thank you very much, @tessvonbede!
  • bilnythesciguybilnythesciguy Registered User Posts: 383 Member
    I participated- a real pain of an application. O yea, and if your research involves physics, you're at a real disadvantage. If you want to do it, realize you're going up with the smartest kids in the country, if not the world. Make sure you spend ample time on the ridiculous number of essays (6) and other aspects, for it will help.
  • kennedyiceitkennedyiceit Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    Jeez!...6 essays?! Wow...and why does having physics in your project put you at a disadvantage? I am kind of working with physics...ish. Thanks so much!!
  • bilnythesciguybilnythesciguy Registered User Posts: 383 Member
    It could just be me being annoyed, but every research competition I've participated in has been partial to biology. They like seeing people who work on cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, etc. Look at INTEL STS semifinalist page and finalist page- you'll see what I mean. But if the project is good, I have definitely had friends with physics/CS projects who placed in INTEL, Siemens, ISEF, etc.
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