Namrata Anand, Gr. 12, recently earned second place in the Intel Science Talent Search People’s Choice Awards. Anand was one of 40 national finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, the winners of which were chosen by Intel and the Society of Science and the Public in March. Following the contest, an online vote was conducted at http://www.inspiredbyeducation.com/ to decide the People’s Choice winners.
Anand received a Dell Netbook for taking second place with her project, which studied the chemical composition of the Andromeda galaxy. The findings she made in the project could lead to the discovery of areas with a high likelihood of containing extraterrestrial life.