Two seniors from Wantagh have been named 2012 Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists.
The Wantagh residents recognized in the prestigious science research competition are Melissa Beth Slyper, 18, and Jacklyn Marie Sullivan, 17. Slyper's project was entitled "An Analysis of Social Networking Among Adolescents: Gender Differences, Sexting, and Narcissism." Sullivan's project was entitled "The Social Cost of School Restructuring: The Impact of Middle School Reform on Young Adolescent Girls’ Body Image.'
The Intel Science Talent Search is a program of Society for Science & the Public and is one of the most prestigious science research competitions for high school seniors.
More than 1,800 students submitted projects for the Intel Science Talent Search and 300 semifinalists were named.
From this group of 300 Intel Science Talent Search 2012 semifinalists, 40 finalists will be chosen to attend the Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. These 40 finalists will be announced Jan. 25 and published in Science News.
Check back with Patch for a more detailed look at both local Intel semifinalists and their projects. .