UNCG Campus Weekly

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Biologists on panel

Four UNCG professors traveled to Discovery Education’s international headquarters earlier this month to select quarter-finalists for the Siemens Competition for math, science and technology.

Biologists Rob Cannon, John Lepri, Zhenquan Jia and nutritionist Keith Erikson served as members of the 50-judge national panel that sifted through 20-page research reports submitted by high school students across the nation. Biologist John Tomkiel Dean was also a participant in the preliminary on-line phase of the judging.

Out of nearly 2,000 applicants, 60 were selected as quarter-finalists. The final stage of the competition will take place in December. The top prize is a $100,000 scholarship.