Three Triangle students advance in Siemens science contest

Posted November 9, 2010 3:32 p.m. EST
Updated November 9, 2010 3:33 p.m. EST

Three students from the Triangle are regional finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

Arjun Bhattacharya of Cary and Karthikeyan Ardhanareeswaran of Apex, both seniors at William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, selected as a team for their bioengineering research related to heart attack treatments.

Jamie Chen of Chapel Hill, a junior at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, competing on a team with Eric Huang of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a senior at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, selected for their biochemistry research related to treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

They will showcase their research to expert university judges at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Nov. 12-13. Regional finalists compete for a $3,000 prize for an individual and $6,000 for a team and a shot at $100,000 at the national finals.