Blair Magnet News: Winter 2018

Blair seniors were recently recognized for their extraordinary research:

Siemens Competition: Senior Andrew Komo was the individual winner of the 2017 Siemens Competition, winning a $100,000 scholarship for his project entitled, "Cryptographically Secure Proxy Bidding in Ascending Clock Auctions" (siemensusa). Andrew and Robert Yang were both regional finalists.

Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalists: Seniors Sarah Gao, Andrew Komo, David Wu, and Alice Zhang were named finalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search (societyforscience). Blair's four finalists are the most of any school in the nation this year, and it pushes the total number of Science Talent Search finalists in the history of the Blair Magnet to 50. No other school has had more finalists since 1989. Each of these students will be awarded a $25,000 scholarship, with an opportunity to win awards up to $250,000 in March. Their projects will be on display to the public on March 11th at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. The top winners will be announced at a black-tie gala at the National Building Museum on March 13th.

Regeneron Science Talent Search Semifinalists: In addition to the four finalists, seniors Kevin Jiang, Uro Lyi, Anish Senapati, Arman Siddique, Shriyash Upadhyay, Katherine Wu, and Ariel Zhang were also named semifinalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search (societyforscience). Each of these students received a $2,000 prize, and $2,000 was also awarded to Blair for each semifinalist, totaling $22,000.

Many other students won competitions in the fall semester:

Magnet students and teachers organized and participated in events this fall that were supported by the Magnet Foundation: