Talk about a career builder

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Ok, so it’s not HPC, but it’s still cool. Intel announced yesterday that (emphasis added)

Forty high school seniors today were named finalists for the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The competition is America’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition; six former finalists have won the Nobel Prize and others have been awarded the Fields Medal, the National Medal of Science and MacArthur Foundation fellowships.

Dang. I did a diorama of the digestive system in high school.

And bonus: for the first time in the competition’s nearly 40-year history, this year’s finalists include men and women in equal numbers.

Finalists will receive scholarships totaling $530,000, with the top winner receiving a $100,000 scholarship. Each finalist will also receive a new laptop run with the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor.