Demetri Maxim ’16 Named Science Talent Search Finalist

January 21, 2016

Gould Academy Senior Named One of Forty 2016 Intel Science Talent Search Finalist

Demetri at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last May.

Demetri at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last May.

(Bethel, Maine) – Gould Academy senior Demetri Maxim has been named one of forty 2016 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) finalists according to a recent release published by Student Science, a Resource of the Society For Science and the Public. SMS is recognized by the Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public.

Maxim, who took home a cellular and molecular biology category win at last May’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, was among 1,700 U.S. based high school seniors who submitted a research paper to STS, which is considered to be the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition.

This March 10-16, Maxim will travel to Washington, D.C., all expenses paid, with other finalists to undergo final judging, display their research to the public at the National Geographic Society and meet with national leaders, and compete for $1,012,500 in awards, including the three top awards, first-place Medal of Distinctions, of $150,000 each.

Winners will be announced at a black-tie, invitation-only gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 15 where Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, and Frederick P. Rose, Director of the Hayden Planetarium, will serve as the keynote speakers.

According to the Intel Science Talent Search press release, “In the past, young innovators chosen to participate in the STS have gone on to receive more than 100 of the world’s most prestigious honors including 12 Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, 11 National Medals of Science, 18 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and even an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Additionally: “Finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search are the innovators of the future,” said Maya Ajmera, the president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public, publisher of Science News and alumna of the Science Talent Search. “Their research projects range from highly theoretical basic research to innovative practical applications aimed at solving the most vexing problems. But it’s not just their research that makes them stand out – finalists are also selected based on their leadership capacity and initiative. We congratulate these talented students and look forward to learning more about their research and aspirations as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Science Talent Search this March.

Read the full release and view the full list of semifinalists and finalists here:




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