$100,000 Scholarship Prizes Awarded in 2017 Siemens STEM Competition

12/6/2017 7:51:00 PM

Four high school students, one from Bethesda, MD, and a team from Dix Hills and Melville, NY, were awarded grand prizes of $100,000 scholarships for their significant accomplishments in scientific research in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. 

Andrew Komo, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, won the $100,000 grand prize in the Individual category for developing a coded system that protects online auctions from threats, such as cheating and fraud. 

Jillian Parker, a junior at Half Hollow Hills High School West, and Arooba Ahmed and Jiachen Lee, both juniors at Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills, NY, shared the $100,000 grand prize in the Team category for their project which identified a protein that was not previously known to play a role in cell division but could potentially play a role in a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.   

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