Half Hollow Hills High School West Senior, Levent Alpogel is one of the 40 students from across the country named a finalist in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search. Established in 1942, this science competition is the nation’s oldest – and probably most renowned research contests for students. The finalists are considered to be the most promising scientists of the future.
The competition between the finalists will be in March where they will meet in Washington, D.C. The top winner will receive $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.
Levent’s project is: “A Non-Parametric, Massively Parallelized Multiscale Vessel Detection Method for Complex Vascular Structures” and is described as research on an improved method of detecting stenosis, a narrowing of blood vessels underlying many health problems. Michael Lake is his teacher and the supervising scientist is: Xenophon Papademetris from Yale University.
Over the years, Half Hollow Hills School District has had many of their students rank as Semi-Finalists. And in 2003 Lester Wayne Mackey won 6th Place in the Final Competition. Half Hollow Hills School District has detailed information about their science curriculum on their website.
All residents in Dix Hills & Melville can be proud of Levent Alpogel’s achievment – and we wish him success in Washington D.C.! We are also proud of the Half Hollow Hills School District for providing the support, teachers and high standards of education that prepare and enable all our students to achieve their goals. I know their were some teachers who had a tremendous impact on my daughter and son during their high school years. First ignating the “Spark”, then establishing the means and focus to accomplish their goals. One in science and one in art (digital animation).