Area student named semifinalist in Science Talent Search 2012

The Society for Science and the Public named Atlantic Beach resident Alex Forsyth (class of 2013) as a 2013 semifinalist in the Science Talent Search for his work done in 2012.  As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search brings together the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States to compete for $1.25 million in awards. As a semifinalist Alex receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to Episcopal.  Semifinalists were selected from more than 1,700 entrants and hail from 190 high schools in more than 30 states and one American high school overseas.
Alex earned the recognition based on his science project in which he used virtual screening to identify novel inhibitors of cancer tumors. Alex is continuing his work this year in a university lab, where he will conduct trials on established cell lines. From the pool of semifinalists, 30 Science Talent Search finalists will be named on January 23. If selected, Alex will receive an all-expense paid trip in March to Washington D.C, where the students will be recognized at a black tie gala and will all share $630,000 in prize money.

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