The two teen researchers, Yu Tang and Guangning An, who competed as a team, were among only three regional finalists to represent Michigan and among 2,255 teens competing from around the nation in the Region 3 research competition.
Biology research on the genetic basis of cancer earned top honors and the $3,000 Individual scholarship for James Howe of Iowa City, Iowa at the Notre Dame competition.
Mathematical analysis of genetic oscillatory networks won the $6,000 Team scholarship for Daniel Fu and Patrick Tan of Carmel, Ind.
“These students have invested time, energy and talent in tackling challenging scientific research at a young age,” said Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation.
“The recognition they have won today demonstrates that engagement in STEM is an investment well worth making.”
The other regional finalist from Michigan was Gregory Parker, Okemos.
To keep up with the Siemens Competition, follow Twitter @SFoundation (#SiemensComp), Facebook at SiemensFoundation; and visit www.siemens-foundation.org at 9:30 a.m. EST on Dec. 4 for a live webcast of the National Finalist Awards Presentation.