The team was mentored by Dr. Alexey Kuznetsov and Dr. Yaroslav Molkov, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
The remaining regional finalists each received a $1,000 scholarship. Regional Finalists in the individual category were:
- Gurbani Kaur, Copley, Ohio
- Caleb Kumar, Blaine, Minnesota
- Gregory Parker, Okemos, Michigan
- Sohil Shah, Madison, Wisconsin
Team Regional Finalists were:
- Marc Bouchet and Sarah Posner, Evanston, Illinois
- Atreyo Ghosh and Katelyn Race, Columbia, Missouri
- Nidhi Khurana and Raj Satpathy, Columbia, Missouri
- Yu Tang and Guangning An, Troy, Michigan
The Siemens Competition Launched in 1998, the Siemens Competition is the nation's premier science research competition for high school students. 2,255 students registered to enter the Siemens Competition this year for a total 1,504 projects submitted. 323 students were named semifinalists and 93 were named regional finalists, representing 25 states. Entries are judged at the regional level by esteemed scientists at six leading research universities which host the regional competitions: California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame and The University of Texas at Austin.
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