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Texas and North Carolina Students Tackle Lifesaving Research in Chemistry and Genetics, Taking Home the Grand Prize at Nation's Premier High School Science Competition
Date:12/8/2008

igh school advisor, Dr. Myra Halpin, Dean of Science, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC.

The other national winners of the 2008 Siemens Competition were:

Individuals

  • $50,000 scholarship - Eric K. Larson, Eugene, Oregon
  • $40,000 scholarship - Nityan Nair, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
  • $30,000 scholarship - James Meixiong, Evans, Georgia
  • $20,000 scholarship - Ashok Cutkosky, Columbia, Missouri
  • $10,000 scholarship - Hayden C. Metsky, Millburn, New Jersey

Teams

  • $50,000 scholarship - Eugenia Volkova of South Salem, New York and Alexander Saeboe of Katonah, New York
  • $40,000 scholarship - Erika Debenedictis and Duanni (Tony) Huang of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • $30,000 scholarship - Christine S. Lai and Diyang Tang of Acton, Massachusetts
  • $20,000 scholarship - Raphael-Joel (RJ) Lim of Indianapolis, Indiana and Mark Zhang of Sugar Land, Texas
  • $10,000 scholarship - Aanand A. Patel and William Hong of Fullerton, California

The Siemens Competition

The Siemens Competition was launched in 1998 to recognize America's best and brightest math and science students. In another record setting year, 1,893 students registered to enter the Siemens Competition with a total of 1,205 projects submitted -- this includes an increase of more than 10 percent in team and individual project submissions and an increase of more than 16 percent in the number of registrations. Entries are judged at the regional level by esteemed scientists at six leading research universities which host the regional competitions: California Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon University; Georgia Institu
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