Four students at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas were named regional finalists for the national 2017 Siemens Competition for math, science and technology.
The students and their projects are Abhishek Mohan, "Identification of a Polymeric Silver(I)-Based Protein Corona-Based Biointerface for Versatile Delivery of Targeted Nanotherapeutics in Vitro;" Sahil Patel and Steven Sun, "Design and Simulation of a Novel Concentric Cone Antihydrogen Gravity;" and David Yue "Innovative High-Performance Polymer-Blended Mixed-Matrix Membranes (PB-MMMs) with Heterogenous Triadic Compatibilizers — Small Organic Molecules, Metal Organic Frameworks, and Carbon Nanotubes — for Effective Gas Separation."
The competition is considered the premier research competition for high school students in STEM-related fields.
The UNT TAMS students, along with 101 other regional finalists, will present their projects again via Skype before being named regional winners. The regional winners will go to the national competition at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in December.
Another 13 TAMS students were named regional semifinalists in the competition this year, but did not advance to the regional finals.