National competition in math, science and technology
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2016) — Seven Kentucky high school students have been named 2016 Siemens Competition semifinalists.
The Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. Every year, students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math, science and technology– students who are changing the world for the better.
This year out of the more than 1600 projects submitted, 498 students have been selected as semi-finalists. This select group of students and their notable projects are judged to determine who advances on to 6 regional competitions held in November. Individual and team winners of the regional contests earn the opportunity to compete in the National Finals held at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in December where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000.
The prize, launched by the Siemens Foundation in 1999, was established to increase access to higher education for students who are gifted in STEM and is based on the culture of innovation, research and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens. This competition seeks to recognize and build a strong pipeline for the nation’s most promising scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
- Amber Carroll, Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, Bowling Green
- Reese Danzer, Walton Verona High School, Walton
- Sherafghan Khan, Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, Bowling Green
- Emily Liu, duPont Manual High School, Louisville
- Mark Raj, duPont Manual High School, Louisville
- Ruchi Sumanasekera, duPont Manual High School, Louisville
- Olivia Urso, Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, Bowling Green