Yesterday, Vedant Singh (Class of 2019) was named a Semifinalist in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. (You can see the Newsday article through this link: Siemens Semifinalist Oct2017_Newsday.)
Today, Vedant was informed that he moved on to the next level of the competition, earning recognition as a Regional Finalist! Vedant was one of 101 students across the United States who was recognized with this honor; he was one of 11 in Long Island to earn this prestigious recognition!
You can read the Newsday cover article about Long Island’s Regional Finalists through this link: Siemens Regional Finalists Oct2017_Newsday
This year more than 1800 projects were submitted, an all-time high. Vedant researched at Stony Brook University where he was a fellow at the Garcia Research Program under the direction of Dr. Miriam Rafailovich.
The title of Vedant’s project is: Evaluating the Effects of Graphene-Loaded Poly (4-vinylpyridine) Electrospun Fiber Scaffolds and Spun-cast Thin Films on the Proliferation and Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells in vitro.
Congratulations to Vedant!
[Thanks to Ms. Pace for the write-up!]