Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters and another teen, won $100K in 17th annual Siemens Math, Science, and Technology contests.
Indian Teens Won $100K In Science Contest
Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters and another teen, just got $100,000 grand prize scholarships in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science, and Technology contests with their medical projects.
Shriya and Adhya Beesam who are grade 11 students in Plano, Texas had won the competition for their project which is named “Linked Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System: A Novel Approach to Schizophrenia Diagnosis”
Another participant, Vineet Edupuganti who is a senior at Oregon Episcopal School also took the individual grand prize with a biodegradable battery that could reconstruct the way doctors diagnose and observe health problems deep in the body.
CEO of the Siemens Foundation, David Etzwiler said that Shriya and Adhya Beesam “are poised to transform the lives of millions around the globe by helping us advance medical knowledge and technologies designed to diagnose and treat various diseases”
In total, three Indian origin teens took additional prizes in the individual category whereas two others shared the team prize. From individual category scholarship awards, Manan Shah of Los Altos, who is the high school final year student from California received $50,000. Whereas Prateek Kalakuntla from Plano, texas won $30,000 and Pranav Sivakumar, of Tower lakes, Illinois won $20,000.
Nikhil Cheerla and Anika Cheerla from Cupertino in California shared the $50,000 scholarship team prize. The competition was sponsored by the Siemens foundation where 2,146 school students participated in 1,600 projects.