Magnet News: Winter 2019
Daniel Yuan, Kevin Qian, and Timothy Qian swept first, second, and third place in the 2018 University of Maryland Mathematics Competition. They each will receive a scholarship for full tuition and expenses if they attend the University of Maryland. 15 other Blair students won Honorable Mention.
Steven Qu won 3rd place in the American Mathematical Society's 2019 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship.
More awards and recognition:
Several Blair magnet musicians were named to regional ensembles: Ryan Cho in the All-Eastern Orchestra (@MBHSmusic); Hannah Lee in the All-Eastern Honors Orchestra, and SeYong Park in the All-Eastern Honors Concert Band (@MBHSmusic); Audrey Li in the All-County Sr. Chorus, Dhruv Pai and Carsten Portner in the All-State Jr. Chorus, and Eve Kuo in the All-State Sr. Chorus (@MBHSmusic); Hannah Zhang in the All-State Jr. All-Orchestra and Justin Hung in the All-State Sr. Orchestra (@MBHSmusic); and many others in regional, state, and county honors ensembles (@MBHSmusic).
The Science Bowl team finished in second place at the Maryland Science Bowl (@MrPham_at_MBHS).
Magnet Arts Night was held on January 18, 2019 (Silver Chips).
Ms. Hart won the 2019 Schubert Award from the Chemical Society of Washington, recognizing her as an outstanding teacher of high school chemistry.
Regeneron Science Talent Search: Three Magnet seniors were named Finalists in the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search! (ABC 7 News) They will win an award of at least $25,000 and have an opportunity to win up to $250,000 in March. The students and their projects are: Grace Cai, An Urgency Dependent Quorum Sensing Algorithm for N-Site Selection in Autonomous Swarms
Kevin Qian, Heisenberg-Scaling Measurement Protocol for Analytic Functions with Quantum Sensor Networks
Daniel Schäffer, Evolutionary Origins of Animal ER Calcium Signaling and a Proposed Role for the Channelopathy Protein Wolframin
Five additional students were recognized as Regeneron STS Scholars, receiving $2,000 scholarships with an additional $2,000 awarded to Blair for each student, totaling $16,000. The students and their projects are:
Allison Borton, Developing a Reconfigurable E-Shaped Microstrip Patch Antenna Array
Laura Cui, Near-Threshold Doubly Heavy Tetraquark States
Naveen Durvasula, A Bayesian Optimization Approach to Estimating Expected Match Time and Organ Quality in Kidney Exchange
Steven Qu, Maximizing Social Leverage in Linear Threshold Influence Networks
Daniel Zhu, On the Okounkov-Olshanski Formula for the Number of Tableaux of Skew Shapes