Published on January 14th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson0
Intel’s Science Talent Search discovers talented homeless teen scientist
There is nothing better than to be able to share good news about anything these days but it is even better when it involves a homeless teenager who has made it into one of the most prestigious science contests in the world.
Samantha Garvey has been working on research to discover the effects of predators on ribbed mussels and while we might not see the importance of her work the people behind the Intel science competition being much smarter than us think otherwise.
Now when Samantha isn’t getting into the heady research world of mussels she plays the violin, studies Italian and maintains a 3.9 GPA all the while being homeless; which has been the case for her family, who have lived in shelters and hotels since she was a little girl.
The finalists for the competition will be announced in two weeks and I am rooting for Samantha but in the meantime here’s a video of this amazing young lady.