I am writing to tell you about the winners from the Second Annual Intel Student Research Contest for Undergraduates, held April 26, 2003 at Intel in Santa Clara, California. Michael Toomim from University of California at Berkeley, won second place and was awarded a prize of $3,000 for his project titled "Real Programmers Still Cut and Paste: The Potential for Pattern-Aware Text Editing". Attached is a photo of Mr. Toomim accepting the award from Gene Meieran, Intel Fellow and Director of Manufacturing Strategic Support, and head judge of the competition.

The program awarded 17 grants up to $2000 each, for undergraduate student research to be conducted between July 2002 and April 2003. At the end of the research period, Intel flew the students to Santa Clara, California to present their results before a panel of distinguished Intel researchers at our Student Research Day on April 26. Judges at the event reviewed the projects, and picked the top three winners for additional cash prizes. The first place winner was Dane Wheeler from University of Notre Dame who was awarded a prize of $5,000 for his project "Interference-based Optical Logic in Silicon". Kyle Nesbit, from University of Wisconsin at Madison won 3rd place and a $2,000 cash prize for his project titled "Adaptive Prefetching".

We have recently launched the third year of this exciting program, and the deadline to apply is May 30, 2003. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.intel.com/research/awards/unitedstates.htm

We congratulate Mr. Toomim on his win, and look forward to next year's competition. If you have any questions about this program, please let me know.

Janelle Duray
Program Coordinator, Research Relations
Microprocessor Research Labs
Intel Corp.