Intel Science Talent Search
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and beginning in 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.
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, it has served as the national stage for our country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists. Through generous support from the Intel Corporation and the Intel Foundation, the Intel STS awards over $1.25 million each year.
The Intel STS application for 2013 is now open. We highly recommend establishing an account as soon as possible so you can view requirements. Teachers, parents, and others are welcome to open accounts to view the application; please use “Test” as your last name to enable an accurate count of active student accounts.
There are four components of the application:
Basic Information and Essay Questions – Applicants enter responses directly into the text boxes on the web pages of the application.
Document Uploads – Documents such as the research report, IRB summary, and IACUC approvals, where applicable, will be uploaded to the application as Word documents or pdfs.
Recommendations – Each student must request and receive at least one Project Recommendation, one High School Report, and one Teacher/Advisor Recommendation. These are three different recommendations with different questions on each. Students are allowed two additional recommendations of any of the three types, so that the total number of recommendations submitted will be between 3 and 5 recommendations for each applicant.
Transcripts – The student must mail a transcript in hard copy to SSP. Please open an account and see the Student Transcripts page for instructions.
Important Extended Dates:
November – Technical Support Deadline
To submit a request for assistance to technical support, use the “Tech Support” link at the top of all application webpages. You will immediately receive an automated e-mail with a ticket number as evidence of having done so. Requests submitted prior to this date and time are guaranteed a resolution before the Application Deadline. SSP cannot guarantee assistance for requests submitted after this date and time.
November – Application and Recommendation Deadline
All parts of the application must be received by SSP by this date and time, including transcripts and recommendations. Recommendations must be received from recommendation providers by this date and time; this is not a deadline for recommendation requests.
November – Transcript Only Receipt Deadline