A Boise High School student won a third place medal in the Intel Science Talent Search in Washington, D.C., March 16.
Nate Marshall, 17, won won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good in the 75-year-old contest talent search, the nation’s best-known science and math competition for students who have not yet entered college.
Marshall studied a marine sediment core sample and related it to present-day climate change, concluding that the earth can recover from current climate change trends if action is taken soon.
Marshall grew up in Boise and attended Adams and Roosevelt elementary schools, the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center, and North Junior High. He was one of 40 finalists chosen for the prestigious competition from around the country. He won $35,000. Three students from Massachusetts, Maine, and California won first-place awards of $150,000 for their projects.