This Year’s Intel Science Talent Search has been won by Nithin Tumma, a 17 year old from Fort Gratiot, for his research on breast cancer treatments that are more effective and less toxic. High school seniors, competing for $630,000 in prize money, were judged on their scientific research as well as achievement and leadership, both inside and outside the classroom. Tumma, the first Michigander to win the prize in the 70-year history of the competition, won the top prize of $100,000. He had the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama at the White House. Some 1,800 applicants competed for the prize. Alumni from the science talent search have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, Fields Medals, National Medals of Science, among other such distinctions. The science talent search is a program of the Society for Science & the Public.