UCF/IST SReal Lab is Mentor for Top 10 High School Student in Annual Intel Corp. Science Talent Search
Posted By: tbaptisteDate Posted: April 12, 2012
Neel Patel, of Geneva, FL, an Oviedo High School senior under IST mentorship was awarded sixth place honors at Intel Corporation's prestigious annual high school research competition, the Intel Science Talent Search.
Patel, who has worked for a year with Darin Hughes at IST's Synthetic Reality Lab, was one of 40 finalists and the only finalist from Florida. His research is on how nonspeech patterns of sounds—sonifications—can convey information. The research could lead to a computer-user interface as revolutionary as the graphical interface was 30 years ago.
Intel, the computer memory chip designer, since 1998 has sponsored the annual talent search, a program of the Society for Science and the Public. The sponsorship is part of the computer giant's long-term commitment to support math and science innovation. The society's talent search has provided a national stage for original research by the country's best and brightest young scientists.