Girls Rock In 'Superbowl of Science'

By Meera Dolasia on December 10, 2007

Photo Credit: Siemens Foundation.org

Dubbed as the 'Superbowl of Science', the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology is one of North America's most coveted and prestigious student science competitions. This year, for the first time in the contest's nine-year history, girls took first prizes in all the top categories.

The competition is open to all high school students. Competitors can enter as individuals or as part of a team. This year more than 1,600 students entered the competition. After various rounds of judging including six "regional" finals, the list was narrowed down to 20 finalists, of which eleven were girls.

The finals were held in New York City on December 2nd, where each finalist was asked to give a 12-minute presentation of his or her project. The winners were announced in a ceremony two days later. The top prize in the team category went to Janelle Schlossberger and Amanda Marinoff. Their project was to create a molecule (cell) that helps block the reproduction (increase) of the Tuberculosis (a deadly disease that attacks the lungs) bacteria. They won a $100,000 scholarship, which they will split.

Photo Credit: Siemens Foundation.org

The first prize in the individual category went to Isha Himani Jain, for her project on studies of bone growth on Zebrafish, whose tail fins grow in spurts, much like the way children's bones do. She went home with a $100,000 scholarship. The 2nd and 5th place winners were also girls.

It was not just all work for these finalists while in New York. They got to see "The Lion King," went bowling at Chelsea Piers and most importantly, got a chance to meet other students with similar interests.

Sources: siemens-foundation.org

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  • momoFriday, August 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm
    -1 + ie Pi = 0 And pi means 3.14...his is learned in high school, but I learned this in 5th grade! #Girls rule!
    • VhusdkdejfbfvfeWednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:32 am
      GIRLS DROOL
      • lemonade11
        lemonade11Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:13 am
        GIRLS RULE!!
        • scigirlronni
          scigirlronniFriday, March 3, 2017 at 10:30 am
          #girlsrule! plus, I had a education superbowl and i won against the smartest kids from 7 schools!!!!
          • cutedritten3000
            cutedritten3000Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:10 am
            Energy equals matter times speed of light squared!! I am a girl. I am 9. Girls can b smart.😺 p.s. this is 2 berwer
            • cutedritten3000
              cutedritten3000Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:11 am
              It is Einstein's equation. Ha!😸😸😸
            • cutedritten3000
              cutedritten3000Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:03 am
              Cooooool!!! Girls rule!!!! 😸😸😸😸💩😸
              • MANGOBOYMonday, April 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm
                Correction: SOME of them go crazy. Boys and girls are equal and should be treated equally.
                • MANGOBOYMonday, April 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm
                  If a boy wins, the party is regular. If a girl wins, all the girls go crazy and say that girls are better than boys. Seriously?
                  • tashadtasha
                    tashadtashaTuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:53 pm
                    cool
                    • angelarose
                      angelaroseMonday, February 9, 2015 at 11:52 am
                      I think it is cool

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