NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The list of semifinalists is out for the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search and 53 of the 300 students are from Long Island.
From finding a cure to the medical condition Sepsis to helping third world countries have systems to easily get clean water, the semifinalists at Jericho High School have spent their summers in the labs there to get this far.
“I always have been interested in genetics and certain diseases, such as obesity, are hugely prevalent in today’s world,” said 16-year-old Michael Shen, who studied obesity genes.
“I spent my summer in a research lab. I spent around eight hours a day in a research lab doing this project for approximately two months,” said 17-year-old Raymond Wu, whose project focused on the heart.