FHS student named Siemens Regional Finalist

Friendswood student named Regional Finalist

The Siemens Foundation has recognized Neha Narayan, a senior at

Friendswood High School as a 2015 regional finalists for the Siemens

Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier

research competition for high school students.

















Ninety-seven regional finalists have been invited to advance to the next

round of the competition, where they will vie for one of the most

prestigious science honors awarded to high school students in the

country today. These regional finalists were picked from an exceptional

group of 466 semi-finalists that were announced on October 16. These

semi-finalists presented projects that were considered outstanding and

notable from a pool of nearly 1800 projects submitted this year.

The 97 regional finalists will now advance to one of six regional

competitions held over three consecutive weekends in November at the

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (November 6-7); Georgia

Institute of Technology (November 6-7); University of Notre Dame

(November 13-14); The University of Texas at Austin (November 13-

14); California Institute of Technology (November 20-21); and Carnegie

Mellon University (November 20-21).

“Today’s regional finalists represents an outstanding group of students

whose remarkable projects not only demonstrate a very advanced

aptitude in STEM research but represent ideas that address some of

today’s most challenging issues,” said David Etzwiler, CEO of the

Siemens Foundation. “We congratulate the regional finalists on their

accomplishments and wish them luck in the next phase of the


The Siemens Competition, administered by Discovery Education,

awards a $1000 scholarship to each regional finalist, in addition to one

$3,000 prize to an individual winner and a$6,000 prize to a team

winner at each regional competition.

Winners of the regional events will then advance to the National Finals

at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., December 6-

8, 2015, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two

top prizes of $100,000.

A complete list of finalists and their projects is available

at www.siemens-foundation.org preceding each regional event.