Angela Zhang, Siemens Foundation High School Science Competition $100K Winner (Photo)

By on Dec 7, 2011 in Education, Health, Science, United States, World Comments
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Angela Zhang of Cupertino and Siemens CEO Eric Spiegel
Image Credit: Siemens Foundation

Angela Zhang, a senior at Monta Vista High School from Cupertino, California, won a $100,000 scholarship at the 2011 Siemens Foundation High School Science competition, according to reports by several international news sites on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

The 17-year-old Zhang won the top individual prize for her “Swiss army knife of cancer treatments” research. She is the only female among the six individual finalists. According to reports, the high school student’s research was able to create a tiny particle that precisely targets cancer tumors.

Angela Zhang, Siemens Foundation
Angela Zhang won $100,000 prize in the Siemens Foundation’s national science competition.
Image Credit: Siemens Foundation

Zhang explained that her research will improve the way cancer patients are being treated because the drug will be delivered directly to affected cells and avoid damaging healthy cells.

Cassee Cain and Ziyuan Liu from Oak Ridge, Tennessee won the team competition for their research that analyzes the motion involved in walking by using gaming technology. The two 17-year-old students will be sharing the $100,000 scholarship prize.

This is the 13th year for the annual Siemens Foundation High School Science competition. The winners of the 2011 competition were announced in Washington on Monday, December 5, 2011.

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