Search Sponsors, As Well

As this issue was going to press, 40 remarkable American teenagers--finalists in the 52nd annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search--were on their way to Washington, D.C., to find out who among them was to be declared winner of this year's competition. All of the finalists, of course, are winners in a sense: Their research projects were selected as especially meritorious among 1,600 entries submitted from throughout the United States--and all finalists will share in the $204,000 college scholarship funds distributed by Westinghouse Electric Corp. in partnership with Science Service, publisher of Science News.

For a number of personal reasons, I eagerly look forward each year to scanning the list of finalists. For one, I've been tracking the activities of Science Service--and have been a reader of Science News--for more than 40 years, ever since I first met Watson Davis, a pioneer in the field of scientific documentation...

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