Magnet Senior Reesab Pathak was named yesterday as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015. Mr. Pathak conducted an internship over the last year and a half at OHSU where he worked on a research team to better understand HIV. His work there, including a recent co-author credit in a study published in the December 2014 Journal of Immunology: Universal, MHC-E restricted killer T cell responses: Identification of a novel immune response against HIV , was the basis for his selection as a finalist. Congratulations, Reese!
For a closer description of the trip he will take to Washington D.C., in March, which includes a meeting with President Obama at The White House, see information below from the Intel STS Website & Press Release:
“On January 21, 40 high school seniors were named finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 5-11, where they will undergo final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for $1,012,500 in awards, including the three top awards of $150,000 each. These finalists were chosen from the select pool of 300 high school seniors named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015 on January 7.”
“The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.”Intel STS Website & Press Release