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Intel has chosen to end support for the Science Talent Search, an annual science and mathematics competition for American high school students. As part of the contest, each year 40 finalists are brought to Washington for meetings with government leaders and industry professionals.The competition began as an essay contest in 1942 with the topic "How science can help win the war." The male winner, known as "Top Boy," later developed an artificial kidney, while the "Top Girl" would go on to become an ophthalmologist. Since its inception, competitors have included eight Nobel Prize winners. Also among the contest's ranks through the years are university professors, accomplished scientists, and other... Read more...