The technology gender gap may be widening, but you wouldn't know it from the 58th Annual Intel Science Talent Search, where a 14-year-old female student topped a winning list that included some of the country's most tech-savvy high school students.

Science Service and Intel Corp. held an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. last month to announce the winners of the contest, which had until last year been sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Co. This year's ceremony recognized its youngest ever first-place recipient.

Taking top honors was 14-year-old Natalia Toro of Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo., who will receive a $50,000 scholarship


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