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Commack Student Named Intel Semifinalist

Joshua Michael Zweig, 17, is awarded $1,000 in the nation's most prestigious science competition.

Commack Student Named Intel Semifinalist
Joshua Michael Zweig, 17, of Commack High School, was named an Intel Semifinalist Wednesday.

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. Zweig is one of 300 semifinalists that were chosen from among 1,794 entrants. The semifinalists are awarded $1,000 for their research. In addition, their school will also be awarded $1,000.

The title of Zweig's project is "Detection and Classification of Abnormalities in 3-Dimensional Mammograms via an Artificial Neural Network."

For his outstanding research, the East Northport resident will be entered into the next round of the competition, in which 40 student finalists are invited to Washington, DC in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top award of $100,000.

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