Two Ardent students were named 2015 Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) Semifinalists among 300 nationally honored students:

  • Jennifer McCleary - 17, Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine, CA
  • Aileen Wang - Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo, CA

Two other students from Orange County were also named semifinalists:

  • Claire Goul - 17, Sage Hill School, Newport Beach, CA
  • Yelena Mandelshtam - 17, University High School, Irvine, CA

For a complete list of 2015 STS Semifinalists, click here.

Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is a science competition that recognizes high school seniors for scientific research and their potential leadership abilities in the scientific community. It is an annual competition that attracts around 1,800 participants from American high schools. Of the 1,800 applicants, 300 are selected as semifinalists, and the top 40 students are selected to visit Washington D.C. to compete for highest honors. Cash prizes are awarded starting from the semifinalists, with increasing rewards the further a student progresses in the competition.