The research projects submitted by Staples High School seniors Joshua Greenberg and Rachel Myers are among the 312 semifinalists from among the 2,033 submitted by students nationwide in the Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition .
Administered by the College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation , the competition was organized to recognize talent early and to foster high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research, Jennifer Robson, administrative assistant to the superintendent, said in a statement.
Through this competition, students have the opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects they complete in high school.
Rachel's project is called, "Computational Investigation of Astrophysical Nuclear Reaction Rate Dominance."
Joshua's project is called, "An Approach to Treating Sensorineural Hearing Loss through the Identification and Characterization of Mechanosensory Hair Cell Progenitors in the Zebrafish Lateral Line".
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