Also competing in the weekend's events was the HSMC team of Alexandra Ilic (Austin, TX), Bobby Shen (Sugar Land, TX), and Lilly Shen (Sugar Land, TX). Their project, "On the Acyclic Subgraphs of K-Majority Tournaments," was mentored by Professor Jian Shen of the Texas State University math department.
L to R: Max Warshauer, Mathworks Director; Kevin Chang; Kevin Tian; Andrew Xu
L to R: Max Warshauer, Lilly Shen, Alexandra Ilic, Bobby Shen
Launched in 1998 by the Siemens Foundation, the Siemens Competition is the nation's premier science research competition for high school students. An all-time record of 2,436 students registered to enter the Siemens Competition this year for an unprecedented 1,541 projects submitted. 317 students were named semifinalists and 96 were named regional finalists, representing 21 states. Entries are judged at the regional level by esteemed scientists at six leading research universities which host the regional competitions: California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame and The University of Texas at Austin.