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Mathematics and Biochemistry Research Earn Top Prize at Nation's Premier High School Science Competition
Date:11/7/2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 7, /PRNewswire/ -- Research projects in the areas of mathematics and biochemistry scored top marks this evening, as Tim Kunisky of Livingston, NJ and the team of Benjamin Song and Quan (Jack) Chen of Audubon, PA received the highest honors at the Region Five Finals of the 2009 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier high school science competition.

(http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO )

Tonight's winners will receive thousands of dollars in college scholarships and be invited to compete at the National Finals in New York City from December 3-7, where the winners of six regional competitions across the United States will vie for scholarships ranging from $10,000 to the top prize of $100,000. The Siemens Competition, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, is administered by the College Board.

"These students have just earned their place among the nation's greatest high school scientists," said James Whaley, President of the Siemens Foundation, based in Iselin, New Jersey. "Each year, the students' work becomes more impressive, and in a record-setting year such as this one, their achievements become even more outstanding. We are proud to welcome them into our family of Siemens Scholars and look forward to their participation at the national finals in New York City."

The students presented their research this weekend to a panel of judges from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (host of the Siemens Competition Region Five Finals) and Harvard University.

Individual Winner

Tim Kunisky, a senior at Livingston High School in Livingston, NJ, won the individual category and a $3,000 college scholarship for his mathematics project that brought the full power of sophisticated methods of analytic number theory to the study of t
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