Plainview Student Named Intel Semifinalist

The student will take part next in the national science competition finals.

A Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School student was named among 300 semifinalists in the national Intel Science Talent Search competition. The finalists were announced Wednesday.

Reva Butensky, 16, was listed as a finalist for her project, “Evaluation of Novel Polyacrylamide Gel for Studies on Biological Redox Reactions.”

All semifinalists will receive a $1,000 award for their outstanding research.

In the coming weeks, the the field will be narrowed to 40 finalists who will travel to Washington, D.C., from March 6–12 and compete for $405,000 in prizes, including a first place prize worth $100,000.

The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public which began in 1942 — first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with Intel —  has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.


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