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.