L.I. Student Snags $100K Science Prize

Monday, Dec 7, 2009  |  Updated 12:45 PM EDT
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L.I. Student Snags $100K Science Prize

Ruoyi Jiang won the award for a project that examined resistance to chemotherapy drugs.

A New York high school student and a three-student team have won $100,000 each at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

Five other high school students and five teams of students won $10,000 to $50,000 at an awards ceremony in New York on Monday.

The individual winner was Ruoyi Jiang of East Setauket, Long Island. His project examined resistance to chemotherapy drugs.

The winning team of Sean Karson, Dan Liu and Kevin Chen collaborated on a project that shed new light on a 30-year-old math problem in the field of graph theory.

Karson lives in Winter Park, Fla. and his teammates live in Texas. They communicated by e-mail and Web-cam.
 

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