Sungwon Kim '18 earns Honors in Siemens Competition
Posted 11/13/2017 11:30AM

Sungwon Kim '18 has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2017-18 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. From a pool of over 1860 projects, only 491 applicants were chosen as semifinalists.

The Siemens Competition is the nation's premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. Every year, students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000. The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math and science – students who are changing the world for the better.

Sungwon Kim with Semifinalist Banner
Sungwon Kim '18 with Headmaster Dan McDonough and Dr. Kent Rudasill

The Siemens Competition is regarded as one of the leading science and mathematics research-based competitions for high school students. High academic standards, rigorous judging process, and emphasis on authentic scientific research are the hallmarks of the competition for over 18 years.

The congratulatory banner was presented at Monday morning assembly, November 13, 2017, by Sungwon's math teacher Dr. Kent Rudasill. "Sungwon's paper was unlike any I've seen," said Dr. Rudasill. "The level of professionalism and detail was off the charts." Sungwon is the only winner from the state of Rhode Island. The banner will hang proudly at Portsmouth Abbey School for many years to come.