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Date: Jan 18, 2007
TWO INTEL SEMIFINALISTS TOOK PART IN HOFSTRA'S 2006 SUMMER SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Two Long Island high school students who participated in Hofstra University's Summer Science Research Program in 2006 have been selected as 2007 Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists, according to Nanette Wachter, Ph.D., director of the program.
Kara Finzel, a senior at Kings Park High School, did her research on "Effect of Organic Substitute on the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction" under the guidance of Professors Harold Hastings (Physics) and Sabrina Sobel (Chemistry).
Daryl Koopersmith, a senior at Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington, worked with Professor Gerda Kamberova (Computer Science) on "A Structural Model for the Intelligent Development of a Tracking System Utilizing Array-based Multi-sensor Data Fusion."
Of the 1,705 entrants in the national science competition, only 300 are chosen as semifinalists. Forty of the 300 semifinalists will be named as finalists at the end of the month.
Hofstra's Summer Science Research Program is entering its sixth season in 2007 and has averaged two Intel semifinalists since its inception. Directed by Dr. Wachter, an associate professor of chemistry, the selective program offers high school students opportunities in science research. Students are selected for the program on the basis of their high school science experience, a personal interview and, above all, the high school teacher's recommendation.
Information about the program can be found on Hofstra's website at www.hofstra.edu/summerscience.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students find their edge to succeed in more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 25 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.
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