BRIEF: Maggie Walker senior wins 30,000 Siemens scholarship
Dec 04, 2012 (Menafn - Richmond Times-Dispatch - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Maggie Walker Governor's School senior Saumil Bandyopadhyay finished fourth in the national Siemens Competition in Math Science & Technology to win a 30,000 scholarship.
The winners of the contest for high school students were announced in a ceremony this morning at George Washington University in Washington. Bandyopadhyay was one of six regional finalists in the individual competition. There was also a team competition.
Bandyopadhyay's entry in the contest was his invention of a universal detector of light and radioactive beta-radiation. Its applications may include collision avoidance, radiation therapy, buried mine detection and climate-change monitoring.
The winner of the 100,000 first prize in the individual competition was Kensen Shi of College Station, Texas.
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