Melody Bates was named a semifinalist in the highly competitive Intel Science Talent Search.
The Intel Science Talent Search is a program of the Society for Science and the Public. Students across the country compete for $1.25 million dollars in scholarships. As an Intel semifinalist, Melody will receive $1,000 and an additional $1,000 will go to Sleepy Hollow High School.
Melody competed against 1,608 other students. Her project title was "The Effect of Vision on Artistic Preference."
On January 28, 2009, forty of the three hundred semifinalists were named finalists. Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C in March, where top finalists will compete for a $100,000 grand prize. The grand prize winner will be announced at a black-tie gala award ceremony at the Mellon Auditorium on March 10, 2009.
To learn more visit www.societyforscience.org/sts/press/20090114.asp