Homeless Science Whiz Attends State of the Union Address

Our favorite scientist, Samantha Garvey, was on Today this morning, showing off her autographed copy of the State of the Union speech and telling Ann Curry: "My research, my science, has been my ticket out." Since becoming one of 300 semi-finalists in the annual Intel Science Talent search, the homeless teenager has »1/25/12 11:05am1/25/12 11:05am

Ellen Gives Brilliant Homeless Girl Totally Deserved Scholarship

A week ago we posted a story about Samantha Garvey, a 17-year-old student from Long Island and finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search. While we love a smart and driven teen girl around these parts, her story is extra interesting because she's homeless and has been living in a shelter with her parents and brother… »1/20/12 9:00am1/20/12 9:00am

Awesome Homeless Girl Places in Intel Science Competition

Here's your inspiring story for the day: 17-year-old Samantha Garvey of Long Island moved into a homeless shelter with her family a year ago, but she still managed to become one of 300 semi-finalists for the annual Intel Science Talent Search. Garvey conducted a two and a half year study on aquatic ecosystems, which… »1/13/12 10:20am1/13/12 10:20am