$100,000 Science Prize Awarded
If you ever need motivation to do your homework … how about a cool $100,000!
17-year old Kensen Shi was announced as the grand prize winner of this year’s Siemens Foundation Competition in Math, Science and Technology — and with it comes a $100,000 scholarship!
Mr. Shi a high school senior in College Station, Texas.
His project was about developing a computer algorithm that can help robots in factories. It can also make video game characters look like they’re moving more realistically, and even have applications for driverless cars , according to the Associated Press. An algorithm is a set of instructions that is used to perform a certain task.
There was a team competition as well. That prize went three high school seniors in Hewlett, N.Y., Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen Shin, all 17 years old. Their research project was on a plant protein linked to tumor formation. They will share a $100,000 scholarship.
The announcement was made December 4th. You can watch a video about the winners and the competition below.