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Richmond Student Wins Scholarship In Siemens Competition

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Washington, D.C.—A Richmond student earned a $30,000 scholarship for his electrical engineering project in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

Saumil Bandyopadhyay, a student at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, participated in the competition, held in Washington D.C. His innovative project on electrical engineering secured a $30,000 scholarship for Bandyopadhyay in the final round of the competition.

The top prize in the individual category went to Kensen Shi, a senior at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas, who won a $100,000 scholarship. Shi developed a new method to improve robot motion planning.

Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen Shin, seniors at George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, New York, will share the $100,000 Grand Prize in the Team category for investigating COP1, a key protein in plants and animals.

The fourteenth annual awards were presented Tuesday morning at George Washington University, host of the 2012 Siemens Competition National Finals.

Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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