Monta Vista Senior, Kathryn Wong, was selected as a Semifinalist in the 2012-13 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, for her work with FLT3L protein and its roll in autoimmune and allergic diseases. FLT3L has the potential to act as an immunosuppressant and therefore may be involved in treatments for autoimmune diseases. Her accomplishment was announced in a full-page advertisement in the October 25 edition of USA Today and is on the Siemens website.
On October 19, the Siemens Foundation announced the Semifinalists and Regional Finalists of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, revealing the brightest high school minds in contention for the nation’s most coveted teen science prize. Now, the regional events are complete and the national finalists are headed to Washington, DC December 1-4, 2012 to compete for the grand prize.
On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 , the Siemens Foundation will announce the individual and team winners and present them with scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. The press conference and award presentations will be shown live via webcast at the link below.
Student Presentations: Monday, December 3, starting at 1:00 p.m. EST Press Conference: Tuesday, December 4 , 9:30 a.m. EST LIVE
About the Competition
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.