Fifteen MCPS Students Named Siemens Competition Semifinalists

October 21, 2013
Fifteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Mathematics, Science and Technology.

The Siemens Competition is the nation’s leading original research competition for high school students. It is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation and is administered annually by the College Board.  A total of 2,440 students registered for the 2013-2014 competition, representing 1,599 projects submitted. Students in the Siemens Competition are vying for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000, in individual and team categories.

Nationally, 331 students were named semifinalists on October 18. Of the 16 semifinalists from Maryland, all but one is from MCPS.  The list of 100 regional finalists was also released Friday and no Maryland students were invited to the regional competitions. In 2012, MCPS had 12 Siemens semifinalists and one student was invited to a regional competition.

The semifinalists from MCPS are:

Megan C. Chao, Montgomery Blair High School
Neil S. Davey, Montgomery Blair High School
Robert T. Martin, Montgomery Blair High School
Jessica Shi, Montgomery Blair High School
Daniel D. Liu, Winston Churchill High School
Zichen Wang, Winston Churchill High School
Vincent Hsiao, Poolesville High School
Vinay K. Sriram, Poolesville High School
Kyung Mok Bae, Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Z. Ma, Richard Montgomery High School
Yiyi Li, Richard Montgomery High School
Lisa Deng, Walt Whitman High School
Sayan Basu, Thomas S. Wootton High School
Pallavi Malla, Thomas S. Wootton High School
Uday Misra, Thomas S. Wootton High School

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