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Oct. 20, 2017 - Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology Announce Semifinalists and Regional Finalists

 

On October 17 from a pool of 1,860 projects submitted this year for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology the nation’s premier research competition for high school students, the Siemens Foundation announced the group of 491 semifinalists. Of these 491, eleven are Plano ISD students. And on October 18, the foundation announced 101 regional finalists. Four Plano ISD students were named as regional finalists in this elite competition.

Regional finalists will now advance to the next round of the competition – the regional finals. All regional finalists receive at least $1,000 in scholarship money while the first place individuals and teams from these regional competitions win $3,000 and $6,000, respectively. The regional finalists will compete in one of six regional competitions virtually hosted over three consecutive weekends in November at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (November 3-4); University of Notre Dame (November 3-4); The University of Texas at Austin (November 10-11); California Institute of Technology (November 10-11); and Georgia Institute of Technology (November 17-18); and Carnegie Mellon University (November 17-18).

Winners of the regional events will advance to the national finals to be held at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., December 4-5, 2017, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including the two top prizes of $100,000 and one of the most prestigious science honors awarded to high school students in the country today. In a change from previous years, this year’s national finalist prize structure will be: first place - $100,000, second place - $50,000, all other finalists - $25,000, elevating the minimum prize level in recognition of the overall high quality of research represented by national finalists.

Congratulations to the following students.

2017 Siemens Competition Regional Finalists

Brandon Chen, Plano West Senior High School

Yesh Doctor, Plano East Senior High School

Michael Ma, Plano West Senior High School  

Kshitij Sachan, Plano East Senior High School

 

2017 Siemens Competition Semifinalist, Announced on October 17

  • Burzin Balsara, Plano Senior High School
  • Brandon Chen, Plano West Senior High School
  • Yesh Doctor, Plano East Senior High School
  • Zhiyuan Fan, Plano Senior High School
  • Abhinav Godavarthi, Plano West Senior High School
  • Rahul Hayaran, Plano East Senior High School
  • Vincent Huang, Plano West Senior High School
  • Michael Ma, Plano West Senior High School
  • Likhita Nandigam, Plano West Senior High School
  • Kshitij Sachan, Plano East Senior High School
  • Malav Shah, Plano Senior High School