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Commack Student Named Intel Semifinalist

Joshua Michael Zweig, 17, is awarded $1,000 in the nation's most prestigious science competition.

Joshua Michael Zweig, 17, of Commack High School, was named an Intel Semifinalist Wednesday.

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. Zweig is one of 300 semifinalists that were chosen from among 1,794 entrants. The semifinalists are awarded $1,000 for their research. In addition, their school will also be awarded $1,000.

The title of Zweig's project is "Detection and Classification of Abnormalities in 3-Dimensional Mammograms via an Artificial Neural Network."

For his outstanding research, the East Northport resident will be entered into the next round of the competition, in which 40 student finalists are invited to Washington, DC 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.
CommackMom January 08, 2014 at 11:59 PM
Bravo to Joshua! You've made Commack proud! Good luck in the future. You are our winner!
Susan January 09, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Great Job, Josh! All your hard work paid off! Kudos to Mr Kurtz and his research program too!
Patricia Beckham January 09, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Wow! Congratulations!!! Wishing you luck!!!

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