Monday, January 17, 2011

300 Intel Science Winners announced --
-- 3 from WA

2010 population
USA = 308 million
WA state = 6.725 million

So with 300 science winners WA would have 6 ..... NO try 3.
One student from Pullman, one from Sequim, and one from Bonney Lake.

Hey Seattle how is that Fuzzy math going? Discovering adopted for $1.2 million and Seattle's Black student grade ten math pass rate drops to 12.5% with Rainier Beach after a couple years of UW help at 3.9% for Black students down from 36% in 2006-2007 and Cleveland Black students after 4 years of UW help at 5.7%.

300 semi finalists

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is America's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including seven Nobel Prizes and three National Medals of Science. The Intel STS recognizes 300 students and their schools as Semifinalists each year pulling from approximately 1,700 applicants to compete for $1.25 million in awards. From that select pool, 40 student Finalists are then invited to Washington, D.C. in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top award of $100,000.

You can get the full list here:

I attended the Senate hearing about k-12 funding today. It was tragic listening to many of the proposed cuts to balance the budget.

Gifted Education was one of the proposed cuts. {Maybe 3 winners from WA is too many}

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