award | the Westinghouse Science Talent Search

Vintage photos from Ray Kurzweil's historic teen science project.
May 1, 2000

group: the Society for Science + the Public
competition: the Westinghouse Science Talent Search
count: the 24th annual competition
year: 1965
contest age range: teen

project title: Simulation of the Creative Process by Computer Circuitry
entry: by Ray Kurzweil
age: 17 years old

count: the 24th annual competition


name history: of the historic competition

  • aka:  the Regeneron Science Talent Search — 2016 to current
  • aka:  the Intel Science Talent Search — 1998 to 2015
  • aka:  the Westinghouse Science Talent Search — 1942 to 1997

—  about the competition —

description: by the Society for Science + the Public

The Regeneron Science Talent Search Is a youth science competition in the United States for high school seniors. It’s one of the oldest and most prestigious science competitions. Youth who enter the competition conduct original science research — sometimes at home and sometimes by interning with teams at universities, hospitals and private laboratories. The selection process can include: the research paper, letters of recommendation, essays, test scores, extra-curricular activities, and high school transcripts.

The Society for Science + the Public began the competition in year 1942 with the Westinghouse Electric co. The competition was known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. In 1998 Intel co. became the sponsor. In May 2016 Regeneron co. became the new title sponsor. Historically 147,000 students have entered the competition.

Ray Kurzweil was a finalist in competition year 1965 for his project titled “Simulation of Creative Process by Computer Circuitry.”  He was 17 years old. DESCRIPTION of PROJECT


photo collection | below

year: 1965
featuring: Ray Kurzweil + other youth finalists
event: the Westinghouse Science Talent Search
venue: Washington, DC • US

official photos: by the Society for Science + the Public


photo | no. 1
Ray Kurzweil on a field trip w. the group of young competition finalists.


photo | no. 2
Ray Kurzweil w. the group of young competition finalists at the White House w. US President Lyndon Johnson.


photo | no. 3
Description.

IMAGE



image | below
Awards brochure for year 1965 Westinghouse Science Talent search.


on the web | essentials

the Regeneron Science Talent Search | main

Society for Science + the Public | main
Society for Science + the Public | YouTube channel

Society for Science + the Public | the Regeneron Science Talent Search
Society for Science + the Public | science talent through the years: main
Society for Science + the Public | science talent through the years: 1965

Society for Science + the Public: science news | main
Society for Science + the Public: science news for students | main
Society for Science + the Public: science news for students | blogs

Society for Science + the Public: science news for students | blogs: Analyze This
Exploring science through data, graphs, visualizations.

Society for Science + the Public: science news for students | blogs: Technically Fiction
Finding facts in the fantastic.

Society for Science + the Public: science news for students | blogs: Scientists Say
Weekly words defined in a sentence and in context.

Society for Science + the Public: science news for students | blogs: Eureka! Lab
A place for discovery.


on the web | essentials

Wikipedia | the Regeneron Science Talent Search
Wikipedia | the Society for Science + the Public


— finalists from year: 1965 —
List shows: student name, award, home city + state in the United States.

Patricia Ader — Anchorage, AK
Eric Anderson — La Grange, IL
Michael Anderson — Portland, OR
William Bagnuolo • junior — Mount Prospect, IL
William Barker — Louisville, KY
Ann Bigelow — Galion, OH
Robert Brock — Fort Worth, TX
Albert Choate — Alden, NY
John Cross • junior — Memphis, TN
Robert Ephraim — Little Neck, NY
Nancy Fering — Sleepy Eye, MN
Arthur Frankel — Austin, TX
John Gott • 3rd — Louisville, KY
Helen Greer — Brooklyn, NY
Joyce Gudaitis — Cleveland, OH
Joseph Harabin — Philadelphia, PA
Edwin Hassid — San Francisco, CA
Larry Howard — Canoga Park, CA
Randy Johnson — Sheboygan, WI
Thomas Knight • junior— Wakefield, MA
Raymond Kurzweil — Jamaica, NY
Martin Lechowicz — Villa Park, IL
Jerrold Levinson — Brooklyn, NY
John Loewenstein — New York, NY
Linda Magid — Omaha, NE
Caroline Mayer — Sheboygan, WI
Robert Miller — Bettendorf, IA
Polly Moore — McLean, VA
James Nathanson  — West Hartford, CT
David Pensak — Princeton, NJ
Donald Rosenblitt — Flushing, NY
Christopher Roth — Brunswick, GA
Louis Rowen — New York, NY
Mary Schaps — Bethesda, MD
Michael Siegal — Bayside, NY
Stuart Silverman — Chicago, IL
Albert Smith • junior— La Mesa, CA
Evalyn Spitze — Bergenfield, NJ
James Strauchen — Rego Park, NY
James Truitt • junior — Orlando, FL

Top Winner: Larry Howard
2nd Place: John Gott • 3rd
3rd Place: Louis Rowen
4th Place: James Strauchen
5th Place: Helen Greer

 

* LBJ is former US President Lyndon Baines Johnson