In December 35 Siemens Competition semifinalists announced

In December 35 Siemens Competition semifinalists announced

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WASHINGTON, November 5, 2013 — In a little over a month, the Siemens Foundation will announce the team and individual winners of the prestigious Siemens Competition in Mathematics, Science and Technology.

Based on the semifinalist results, there is a 10% chance the award will come home to the DC-Metro area. Out of the 331 national semifinalists, 19 hail from Virginia and 16 call Maryland home.

The semifinalists from Maryland include 15 from Montgomery County and one from Harford County. In Virginia, out of the 19 semifinalists only Jason Cui (Langley High School) and Minh-Quan Pham (Ocean Lakes High School) attend a school other than Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

The winners of the annual research competition, announced December 10, will receive college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 from the Siemens Foundation, a charitable arm of Siemens technology company.

The semifinalists are:


Megan C. Chao, Neil S. Davey, Robert T. Martin and Jessica Shi of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring; Daniel D. Liu and Zichen Wang of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac; Vincent Hsiao and Vinay K. Sriram of Poolesville High School; Kyung Mok Bae, Emily Z. Ma and Yiyi Li of Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville; Lisa Deng of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda; and Sayan Basu, Pallavi Malla and Uday Misra of Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville.


Naveen Ambati, Kabir Brar, Jesse Cai, Kunal Debroy, Fudong Fan, Akhil Gangu, Elizabeth Huang, Seong Jun Jang, Tina Ju, Kunal Khurana, Rena Liu, Alex Monahan, Christina Oh, Richard Oh, Nathan Ouyang, James Sullivan, Robert Wang of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria; Jason Cui from Langley High School in McLean; Minh-Quan Pham from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. contributed to this report. 


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Susan L. Ruth
Susan L. Ruth is a long-time Washington, DC resident with extensive ties throughout the community. She is a genealogical researcher and writer, and is an active volunteer in the Northern Virginia competitive swimming community. Susan previously worked providing life-skills to head injured adults. Susan and her husband Kerry currently live in Northern Virginia with their three sons, Ryley, Casey and Jack and their American Bulldog, Leila.