Baton Rouge High student receives national honor | Events
From EBR School District
Baton Rouge– Xinyu “Bob” Liang, a senior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, has been honored with the 2012-2013 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Achievement. Liang is one of only two in the state to receive the award and a $2,000 scholarship. Nationwide, 101 students received the honor.
The awards are a part of a signature program of the Siemens Foundation administered by the College Board. They recognize the nation’s top achievers in STEM-related Advanced Placement (AP) Program courses. One female and one male winner will be selected from the state winners’ list, and they each receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Liang has participated in a total of 10 AP courses, and his favorite is English III AP. His proudest moments in his academic career included scoring a 12 on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) and placing second in the Division B Team round in the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament. He plans to study Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science and pursue a career in scientific research. When not studying, Liang mentors other students in math, physics and chemistry through the National Honor Society. He also plays the violin.
Established in 1998, the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement (http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/advanced_placement.htm) awards $2,000 college scholarships to students from each of the 50 states who have earned the greatest number of scores of 5 on exams in the following AP® courses: Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Statistics, Physics C Mechanics and Physics C Electricity and Magnetism. Each state potentially has two winners, one male and one female.
For complete information and photos of this year’s Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement winners, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60242-siemens-foundation-award-students-for-advanced-placement-exceptional-stem.
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