Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
October 26, 2011
Five projects from the 2011 Mathworks Honor Summer Math Camp at Texas State University-San Marcos were honored during the first round of the 2011 Siemens Competition Oct. 21.
Fourteen high school students, mentored by Texas State faculty, were recognized for the five research projects, which earned two regional finalists and three regional semifinalists awards. This continues the HSMC's tradition of advanced students working with Texas State faculty mentors, producing original math and science research.
The regional finalist teams, which will advance to the next round of competition, are:
The semifinalist teams are:
The regional finalists will compete at one of six Siemens Competition partnering universities in the coming weeks. Winners from each regional competition will advance to the national finals in Washington D.C.
Over the past 11 years, 42 research projects conducted by HSMC students have been recognized by the Siemens Competition.
Mathworks is a mathematics education center at Texas State University-San Marcos with core programs of summer math camps, teacher training and curriculum development. The Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp and Honors Summer Math Camp are nationally recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. For more information about the camps, and other Mathworks programs, see www.txstate.edu/mathworks.
About the Siemens Competition
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by the College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation. Up to 300 projects from almost 2,000 submissions are recognized as semifinalists, while the top 30 individual and 30 team projects are invited to compete in the regional competitions, held at six partner universities.