Texas teen takes home $100K science prize

Dec 04, 2012

A high school student from Texas has won a $100,000 scholarship for scientific work that could help driverless cars and robots navigate around obstacles.

The Siemens Foundation announced the winners of its annual science competition for during a ceremony in Washington on Tuesday. Top individual honors went to 17-year-old Kensen Shi of College Station, Texas. He combined two previous algorithms into a new and more efficient algorithm for navigation.

Top team honors went to a trio of students from Hewlett, N.Y., for their research on a protein involved in . Seniors Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen Shin will share a $100,000 scholarship.

Six individuals and six teams were competing for the awards.

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