MERL interns semifinalists in 2015 Siemens Competition

Two Micro-Electronics Research Laboratory (MERL) internship high school students Andrew Zheng (Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren) and Andrew Mu (Academy of Allied Health and Science, Scotch Plains) became the Semifinalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition Math : Science : Technology!

The information on Siemens Competition Math: Science: Technology can be found in http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/competition.htm.

The Siemens Competition is the nation's premier competition in math, science and technology. The Siemens Competition promotes excellence in math, science and technology. High school students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000.The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math and science students who are changing the world for the better.

In this year, 466 2015 Siemens Competition Semi-finalists are selected from over 1700 research projects submitted by student teams from USA, China, India, and South Korea. These students will further compete for the final lists.

MERL hosted and supported Andrew's research project for last two summers. Professor Yicheng Lu and MERL staff member Dr. Pavel Reyes supervised the students through the entire project. The CINJ also collaborated in this research.