Anusha Murali Of NH Named Siemens National Finalist
Press Release and Anil Saigal
The Siemens Foundation announced the 2017 class of regional finalists and semifinalists for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students. The following students were named finalists:
Anusha Murali, Bishop Brady High School, Concord
Rohin Shivdasani, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford
Neal Soni, Staples High School, Westport
Sanjit Bhat, Acton Boxborough Regional High School, Acton
Kalyan Palepu, Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury
Indumathi Prakash, Sharon High School, Sharon
Tarang Saluja, Commonwealth School, Boston
Harshal Sheth, Westford Academy, Westford
Shashvat Srivastava, Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science
Adithya Vellal, Westford Academy, Westford
were named 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 up to $100,000. For the first time ever this year, a new prizing structure will ensure that national finalists will receive a minimum of $25,000! The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math and science – students who are changing the world for the better.
This year out of the more than 1860 projects submitted, 491 students are being recognized as semi-finalists and 101 as 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.
Congratulations to these students and their outstanding accomplishments.
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