Six local students were named regional finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
From Raleigh Charter High School, seniors Sanjay Kannan, Andrew Zhou and Elish Mahajan worked as a team to create software that maps in the insides of buildings.
Tian-Shun Jiang, Margaret Tian and Maxwell Tucker from the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham were named regional finalists for their individual projects.
Each student advanced to the Regional Competition at Georgia Tech last fall. Each received a $1,000 scholarship, and their names were published in a full-page ad in USA Today announcing the regional finalists.
The Siemens Competition is the nation’s top science research competition. Entries are judged by scientists at six research universities, and students’ projects are given national exposure.