Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

  1. Earth

    Intel STS finalist takes on arsenic poisoning

    Concerned about arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh, Intel Science Talent Search finalist Thabit Pulak invented an affordable filter to help people remove this toxic pollutant from their drinking water.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Simple test for cancer and heart disease

    Disease diagnosis often requires expensive equipment and tests to probe deep inside the body. But a new test relies on a fast, cheap and easy technique. And its answers appear on a strip of paper — just as they do on a pregnancy test.

  3. Fossils

    Reviving dinosaurs

    With the help of computers, researchers are getting a pretty good idea of how these ancient creatures moved, walked and ate.

  4. Enthusiasm and reward for science

    Meet the high schoolers who won the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search.

  5. Tech

    Are propellers fin-ished?

    The fins and flippers of penguins and other marine animals inspire new ways to propel watercraft.

  6. Physics

    Project music

    From hard rock to country and classical, music comes into play in several award-winning science projects.