Press Release (pdf) by Sherrie Emoto, information courtesy of Angelique Bosse
Ten students from the Blair Magnet Program were named as semifinalists in the 2015-16 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. The students (with graduation year), their project titles, and their mentors are:
Blair Magnet science and research teacher Ms. Angelique Bosse, who oversees the senior research projects, comments on the award recipients, “I was proud of the many senior research project students who worked very hard to complete their research in time to apply to the Siemens Competition. It is exciting that in addition to the eight seniors named as Siemens semifinalists, Minnie and Ariel (a junior and a sophomore, respectively) were also honored for their research project submissions. That a variety of students from various grade levels are conducting good research is a credit to the support our students receive from the Blair Magnet program and the opportunities provided by mentors from outside institutions.”
Ariel Goldbloom-Helzner, Siemens Semifinalist and Blair Magnet senior, expresses his gratitude, “Blair’s Magnet Program gave me the research skills and knowledge necessary to conduct my senior research project, and I appreciate the guidance from Blair Magnet teachers as well as from my research mentor.”
Fellow Siemens Semifinalist and Blair Magnet senior Matthew Yu graciously comments, “I’m really thankful for being named a Semifinalist in the Siemens Competition, and I thank the Blair Magnet program for providing me with the teachers and inspiration I needed to succeed.”
In the 2014-2015 Siemens Competition, Yu was named as a Semifinalist and continued on to earn the title of Regional Finalist.