Class notes

Oct. 28, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

Three NCSSM students advance in Siemens

Three N.C School of Science and Mathematics students have been named regional finalists in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
The students will present their research projects at the regional finals at MIT on Nov. 1-2.
The winners of the regional finals will advance to the national finals at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dec. 7-10, where more than $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000.
Hear are the names of the three students and descriptions of their projects:
-- Tian-Shun Jiang is competing with a research project on applying a graph-theoretical model to wireless networks, providing solutions for current issues with broadcast frequencies, such as dropped calls and poor Wi-Fi connections.
-- Margaret Tian is competing with a research project on a renewable hydrogen fuel using solar energy and water, potentially creating a new, clean energy source.
-- Maxwell Tucker is competing with a research project on synthesizing a novel histone deacetylase inhibitor, creating a potential treatment of cancer without unwanted side effects or discomfort to patients.

Hillside student to compete in Distinguished Young Women program
Hillside High School student Delecia Utley will be one of 10 young women from across the state competing in the 2014 Distinguished Young Women of North Carolina Program in Greensboro Jan 31- Feb. 1.
The state competition is a preliminary event for the Distinguished Young Women of America program.   
In each event, the women are judged on scholastics, interviews, talent, fitness and self expression.
Delecia Utley is the daughter of John and Sharon Lawson.