All-Star STEM Students Meet the President!

Intel Science Talent Search 2013

President Barack Obama greets and talks with the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search finalists in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, March 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Today at the White House, President Obama met with 40 of the Nation's top scientists and engineers, including the inventor of an inexpensive water filter that can reduce toxic E.coli levels in water by as much as 99 percent; the developer of an algorithm that detects oncoming seizures before they happen; a scientist who identified a new drug candidate to treat a common blood cancer; and the creator of an imaging agent that helps surgeons visualize malignant tumors.

These extraordinary innovators have something in common other than STEM excellence: they're all in high school. 

The exceptional students are finalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) competition. Winners of the competition will be announced tonight at a gala event in Washington, DC.

Learn more about the finalists and the Intel STS competition here.

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