Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Regional Finalists Head to Massachusetts Institute of Technology November 6 & 7
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –
Could tomorrow’s Albert Einstein or Alexander Graham Bell currently be a student in high school? What did the next generation of innovators come up with this year? Find out when the regional finalists of the 2009 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology – America’s premier science research competition – head to Massachusetts Institute of Technology November 6 & 7. At stake is a $3,000 prize for one individual, $6,000 for one team, and an invitation to the National Finals in New York City for a shot at the $100,000 Grand Prize!
Fifteen whiz kids unveil graduate level research projects to a distinguished panel of university judges. Past Siemens Competition winners and Alumni have tackled some of the world’s hardest and most pressing problems through math and science. Their feats include: invention of anti-bacterial coatings for medical devices, research of cures for drug-resistant Tuberculosis, exploring zebrafish spines for an inside look at bone growth, reinventing string theory, and developing a device to generate energy from ocean waves. What research will the Nation’s brightest teen minds unveil this year?
The 2009 Siemens Competition regional finalists are:
• Preetam Dutta, Jonathan Law High School, Milford, CT
• Richard Ebright, North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick, NJ
• Minhye Kim, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA
• Tim Kunisky, Livingston High School, NJ
• William Newberry, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT
• Roger Curley and Dalton Wu, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
• Brittney Joyce and Andrew Walsh, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
• Keenan Monks, Hazleton Area High School, Hazleton, PA; and Benjamin Kraft, Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA
• Benjamin Song and Quan Chen, Methacton High School, Eagleville, PA
• Jennifer Wang, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD; and Grace Young, The Potomac School, McLean, VA
On the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Friday, Nov. 6 – Twenty Chimneys Room, 3rd Floor, Stratton Student Center
Bldg W20, 84 Massachusetts Avenue
9:45 am – 11:00 am: Students set up projects
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Public viewing of projects
Saturday, Nov. 7 – Mezzanine Lounge, 3rd Floor, Stratton Student Center
Bldg W20, 84 Massachusetts Avenue
8:00 am – 1:15 pm: Students present to judges
Want to be the first to find out who will head to the National Finals in New York?
Log into and follow Siemens Foundation on Twitter (http://twitter.com/SFoundation) on Saturday, November 7, 2009 between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm EST, when we announce the winners live!
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology is a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, which provides more than $7 million in support of educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math in the United States. The Siemens Competition is administered by the College Board. More information can be found at www.siemens-foundation.org.
Winners of the regional events are invited to compete at the National Finals at New York University in New York City, December 3 – December 7, 2009. Visit www.siemens-foundation.org on December 7, 2009 at 9:30 am EST to view a live webcast of the National Finalist Award Presentation.
Interviews and Photo Ops available with students, judges and Siemens Foundation executives
CONTACT: Valerie Francois, Siemens Foundation, +1-732-590-5292, cell +1-609-721-3713, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Judy Huang, Weber Shandwick, +1-212-445-8346, cell +1-617-359-1938, email@example.com