WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One California student and three New York students were awarded grand prizes of $100,000 scholarships for their remarkable research in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students. The students join a highly selective group of just 14 individual competitors and 14 teams previously named winners of the Siemens Competition.
Eric Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, Calif., won the $100,000 Grand Prize in the Individual category for his discovery of potent influenza endonuclease inhibitors, which could be used to develop anti-flu drugs. Watch Eric here.
Research on plants' resistance to ozone earned Priyanka Wadgaonkar, Woodmere, N.Y.; Zainab Mahmood, Hewlett, N.Y.; and JiaWen Pei, Valley Stream, N.Y. the shared $100,000 Grand Prize scholarship in the Team category. Watch Priyanka, Zainab and JiaWen here.
The Siemens Competition is a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, a leading supporter of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. The Competition is administered by the College Board. The fifteenth annual awards were presented this morning at The George Washington University, host of the 2013 Siemens Com
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