The Washington, D.C.-based Society for Science and the Public honored the 2009 winners of the Intel Science Talent Search on March 10, recognizing 40 high school seniors for their original research projects--all of which make a profound contribution to society's understanding of science.

Students entered a variety of project topics, including designing and synthesizing a tumor-targeting drug for cancer treatment, studying underage drinking behavior and how it is tied to teen perceptions of parental drinking and parenting behaviors, and formulating a set of hydrodynamic equations that might provide a method to better understand the first movements of the universe and could


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