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Stuyvesant Student Earns Second in Siemens CompetitionThe Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable high school students who challenge themselves through science research.  This competition is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation.  After two days of facing the judges, Brian Kim, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, placed second and won a $50,000 scholarship.Brian worked with a Hofstra Professor during the summer and fall to research Packing and Covering With Centrally Symmetric Disks.  He said he was attracted to the idea because it has been studied extensively by mathematicians, and “the topic is simple yet at the same time extremely complex.”Brian first recognized his passion for math after joining his school’s math team — “there are no ‘textbook problems’ or solutions…. [and] ingenuity and cleverness are constant necessities.”  Brian lives in Bayside, Queens, and his parents are Korean immigrants who own a fish market in Jamaica.

Stuyvesant Student Earns Second in Siemens Competition

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable high school students who challenge themselves through science research.  This competition is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation.  After two days of facing the judges, Brian Kim, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, placed second and won a $50,000 scholarship.

Brian worked with a Hofstra Professor during the summer and fall to research Packing and Covering With Centrally Symmetric Disks.  He said he was attracted to the idea because it has been studied extensively by mathematicians, and “the topic is simple yet at the same time extremely complex.”

Brian first recognized his passion for math after joining his school’s math team — “there are no ‘textbook problems’ or solutions…. [and] ingenuity and cleverness are constant necessities.”  Brian lives in Bayside, Queens, and his parents are Korean immigrants who own a fish market in Jamaica.