OHS Student Recognized for Third Time at Intel ISEF
At a special awards ceremony held on May 18, 2017 during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), Orange High School senior Michael Litt earned two awards for his project "MATCHLESS: A Linear Algebraic Approach to Duplicate File Identification." His recognitions include a First Place Award from Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematical Sciences Honor Society, and an Honorable Mention in "Science of Security" from the National Security Agency Research Directorate.
Michael competed along with 1,778 other Intel ISEF finalists from 78 countries, regions, and territories in the largest science and engineering fair in the world. It was his third time as finalist; he competed in Los Angeles as a freshman in 2014 and in Phoenix as a junior in 2016.
Mu Alpha Theta was formed more than 50 years ago to develop strong scholarship in mathematics and to promote the understanding and enjoyment of the subject. The Mu Alpha Theta Award is given to the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to high school students. The National Security Agency's Research Directorate brings the power of science to secure the future by creating breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These discoveries and advancements help provide the tools and technologies used globally to safeguard cyberspace.