SIP is a summer-long research internship program for high school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high school interns as they are inserted into existing real research projects here on campus. SIP provides an intense research experience that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.

The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology which has become the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects such as those available through SIP.

Congratulations to the 2017 SIP interns who were named as Siemens Competition regional finalists and semifinalists! A huge thank you to their mentors as well.

Two 2017 SIP interns were named regional finalists in the 2017 Siemens Competition; seventeen 2017 SIP interns and two SIP interns from earlier years were named semifinalists. There were 80 Siemens semifinalists from the state of California. SIP interns/alumni constitute about a quarter of the state of California’s 2017 pool of Siemens semifinalists.

The full list of 2017 Siemens regional finalists can be found here and the full list of semifinalists can be found here.

SIP 2017 interns who are regional finalists:

    Kelly Ho (Cupertino High School) [AST]
    Arjun Subramonian (Monta Vista High School) [AST]

SIP 2017 interns who are semifinalists:

    Malika Gellman (Santa Cruz High School) [CHE]
    Kelly Ho (Cupertino High School) [AST]
    Supriya Lall (Castilleja School) [CHE]
    Andrew Li (Lynbrook High School) [AST]
    Teddy Liang (Menlo School) [AST]
    Richard Liu (Mission San Jose High School) [AST]
    Tiffany Louie (Los Angeles Country High School for the Arts) [AST]
    Grace Miller (Georgiana Bruce Kirby Prep School) [CHE]
    Ashwin Rammohan (Harker School) [ELE]
    Maciel Santos (Alisal High School) [ELE]
    Arjun Subramonian (Monta Vista High School) [AST]
    Kovid Tallam (St. Francis High School) [AST]
    Jin Tuan (Harker School) [AST]
    Arti Vaidyanathan (Los Altos High School) [AST]
    Laura Wu (Harker School) [CHE]
    Peter Wu (Lynbrook High School) [AST]
    Shawn Zhang (Amador Valley High School) [AST]

SIP alumni from past years who are 2017 semifinalists:

    Brian Chen (Henry M. Gunn High School) [AST/2016]
    Teja Veeramacheneni (Archbishop Mitty High School) [MET/2015]

SIP 2017 primary mentors and faculty advisors whose interns who are semifinalists and regional finalists:

    Raja GuhaThakurta [AST]
    Tianyi Kou [CHE]; faculty advisor: Yat Li
    Christoph Lee [AST]; faculty advisor: Joel Primack
    Ravipa Losakul [ELE]; faculty advisor: Nobby Kobbayashi
    Rene Mercado [CHE]; faculty advisor: Shaowei Chen Primack
    Graeme Smith [AST]
    Kyle Westfall [AST]; faculty advisor: Kevin Bundy