VIDEO from Siemens Corporation Available on $100,000 Winners of Nation's Premier Science Research Competition for High School Students Announced at The George Washington University

Dec 06, 2010, 13:41 ET from

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The year's highest science honor for high school students today was awarded to astrophysics research on star formation and computer science research on identifying emotion in the human voice in the 2010 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, America's premier science research competition for high school students. The Siemens Competition, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, is administered by the College Board. The twelfth annual awards were presented this morning at The George Washington University, host of the 2010 Siemens Competition National Finals. Benjamin Clark, a 15-year-old senior at Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Pennsylvania, won the $100,000 Grand Prize in the Individual category for research that sheds new light on how stars are born. Akash Krishnan and Matthew Fernandez, juniors at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, Oregon, will share the $100,000 Grand Prize in the Team category for developing a computer algorithm to more accurately detect emotion in the human voice.

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