Perri Zilberman, a senior at Kennedy High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 2016 Siemens Competition.
Zilberman has been recognized for his research on “The Correlation Between Debris Disks and Hot Jupiters.”
"I am so proud of Perri; he is an outstanding young scientist,” said Science Chairperson Robert Soel. “Perri's research on exoplanets is on the cutting edge of astronomy and astrophysics. His ongoing passion for astronomy, and his diligence and attentiveness to his own research make him a wonderful role model for our science research students across the district."
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 to $100,000. The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math, science and technology– students who are changing the world for the better.
From the more than 1,600 projects submitted, 498 students have been selected this year as semifinalists.