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In Photos: 2013 Siemens Science Competition Finalists

Siemens Competition Individual Winner

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The Siemens Competition, a leading science research competition for high-school students administered by the College Board, announced the winning individual and team projects Dec. 3 at an event in Washington, D.C.Above: Eric Chen, Individual Winner of the Grand Prize $100,000 Scholarship. Project: "Discovery of Novel Influenza Endonuclease Inhibitors to Fight Flu Pandemic"

Siemens Competition Winning Team

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Priyanka Wadgaonkar, Zainab Mahmood & JiaWen Pei, Team Winners of the Grand Prize $100,000 Scholarship. Project: "The Isolation and Characterization of an Ozone Responsive Stress Related Protein (OZS) in Ceratopteris richardii"

Siemens Competition Finalist

siemens competition finalist

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Arman Bilge, $50,000 scholarship Individual Winner. Project: "Bayesian Reconstruction of Coevolutionary Histories"

Siemens Competition Finalist

siemens competition finalist

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Joshua Meier, $40,000 scholarship Individual Winner. Project: "Control of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Aging by Modulation of Mitochondrial DNA Deletions"

Siemens Competition Finalist

siemens competition finalist

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Gerald Meixiong, $30,000 scholarship Individual Winner. Project: " Cell-Cycle Regulated Membrane Association of NuMA: A Novel Pathway for Efficient Chromosome Segregation"

Siemens Competition Finalist

siemens competition finalist

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Ivan Paskov, $20,000 scholarship Individual Winner. Project: "Predicting Cancer Drug Response Using Nuclear Norm Multi-Task Learning"

Siemens Competition Finalist

siemens competition finalist

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Frederick Lang, $10,000 scholarship Individual winner. Project: "Bone Marrow Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells as Biofactories for the Production of Exosomes Carrying microRNA"

Siemens Competition Finalists

siemens competition finalist

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Noah Golowich and Kavish Gandhi, $50,000 scholarship Team Winners. Project "Partition Regularity of Linear Homogeneous Equations and Inequalities"

Siemens Competition Finalists

siemens competition finalist

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Andrew Jin and Steven Wang, $40,000 scholarship Team Winners. Project: "Rational Discovery and Optimization of Synergistic Chemotherapy Combinations: A Novel Framework Integrating Gene Perturbation Analysis and Machine Learning Algorithms"

Siemens Competition Finalists

siemens competition finalist

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Aaron Argyres and Mingu Kim, $30,000 scholarship Team winners. Project: "Increasing the Proliferation Rate and Inducing Osteogenic Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells with Graphene/Poly(4-vinylpyridine) Composite Substrates"

Siemens Competition Finalists

siemens competition finalist

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David Lu, Allen Lee and Jason Lee, $20,000 scholarship Team Winners. Project: "Rationale-based design of a targeted therapy for prostate cancer with SPOP mutations"

Tanya Lewis
Tanya was a staff writer for Live Science from 2013 to 2015, covering a wide array of topics, ranging from neuroscience to robotics to strange/cute animals. She received a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Brown University. She has previously written for Science News, Wired, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, the radio show Big Picture Science and other places. Tanya has lived on a tropical island, witnessed volcanic eruptions and flown in zero gravity (without losing her lunch!). To find out what her latest project is, you can visit her website.