Clark senior Andy Wang was named a semifinalist in the Siemens Foundation Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. The Siemens Foundation posted a list of 491 semifinalists online yesterday morning.
The Siemens Competition is one of the most competitive research competitions available to high school students nationwide, offering over $600,000 in scholarships from the regional to national levels. The Siemens Foundation works with prestigious universities to consider its entries and fund awards, renowned research institutions such as Caltech, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and Georgia Tech.
High school students submit individual and team research projects for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
As a semifinalist in the competition, Wang is now in the running for the finalist round. Each individual finalist receives a $1,000 award, and entry into the finals round. Six national winners are chosen from the finalists – three finalists receive $25,000, second place receives $50,000, and first place receives $100,000.
Wang attended the Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Surfaces Summer Research Program, a highly competitive summer program accepting between fifty and a hundred students nationally every year. He teamed up with seniors from California and Connecticut to submit a research project on perovskite solar cells.
Best of luck to Andy in the next rounds of the competition!
Update October 18 2017: Wang was not named a finalist in the Siemens Competition.