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Farmingdale Student Named Intel Semifinalist

Senior to compete in finals of prestigious national science competition.

A Farmingdale High School senior has been named a semifinalist in the prestigious Intel Science Telent Search.

Nakul Gupta, 17 is among 300 students whose projects were recognized for the competition. His project is entitled: "Employing siRNA to Recruit KCNQ1 through microRNA Pathways: Implications for Long QT Syndrome."

The semifinalists for 2013 were selected from among 1,712 entrants representing 467 high schools in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and two U.S. overseas schools.

Each of the 300 students named a semifinalist will receive a $1,000 award for his or her outstanding research. To recognize excellence in teaching, each school will receive $1,000 for each semifinalist named. This award is used to further excellence in science, math, and/or engineering education.

From this group of 300 Intel STS 2013 semifinalists, 40 finalists will be chosen to attend the Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. from March 7–13, 2013. During their trip to Washington, these finalists will undergo further judging and share $630,000 in awards.

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