LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus congratulates LAHS student Jovan Zhang for advancing to the next round of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. Courtesy photo
LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus congratulates Los Alamos High School student Jovan Zhang for being one of the 97 regional finalists invited to advance to the next round of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students.
The regional finalists will vie for one of the most prestigious science honors awarded to high school students in the country today.
Zhang was picked from an exceptional group of 466 semi-finalists who presented projects considered outstanding and notable from a pool of nearly 1,800 projects submitted this year.
The 97 regional finalists will now advance to one of six regional competitions over three consecutive weekends in November at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nov. 6-7); Georgia Institute of Technology (Nov. 6-7); University of Notre Dame (Nov. 13-14); University of Texas at Austin (Nov. 13-14); California Institute of Technology (Nov. 20-21); and Carnegie Mellon University (Nov. 20-21).
“Today’s regional finalists represents an outstanding group of students whose remarkable projects not only demonstrate a very advanced aptitude in STEM research but represent ideas that address some of today’s most challenging issues,” Siemens Foundation CEO David Etzwiler said. “We congratulate the regional finalists on their accomplishments and wish them luck in the next phase of the competition.”
The Siemens Competition, administered by Discovery Education, awards a $1,000 scholarship to each regional finalist, in addition to one $3,000 prize to an individual winner and a $6,000 prize to a team winner at each regional competition.
Winners of the regional events will advance to the National Finals at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Dec. 6-8, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000.