The Semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search 2009 were chosen from among 1,608 entrantsrepresenting 495 high schools in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and five overseas schools.
Each of the 300 students named a Semifinalist in the Intel STS 2009 will receive a $1,000 award for theiroutstanding research. Additionally, to recognize excellence in teaching and school support of individual student research, every school will receive an award of $1,000 for each Semifinalist named in the Intel STS 2009. This award is used to further excellence in science, math, and engineering education at the recipient school.
Guttikonda, Sudha Ragavalli (17)VA
Tripuraneni, Nilesh (17)CA
Mikkilineni, Shravani (17) MI
Nilesh Tripuraneni - Ninth Place, $20,000 Scholarship.
Nilesh Tripuraneni, 18, of Fresno, California, formulated a set of hydrodynamic equations investigating quark-gluon plasma. This work may shed light on the origin of the universe and aid in the development of a quantum theory of gravity.