On October 22, 2010, the Siemens Foundation announced Hill student Sue Young Yoon ’11 as a semifinalist in the prestigious Siemens Foundation competition in math, science, and technology. Sue was one of the 312 high school students awarded the semifinalist title. Approximately 2,033 students across the country registered to enter the annual competition and 1,372 projects were submitted. The Siemens Foundation, and its parent company Siemens AG, provide more than $7 million annually to student science, technology, math, and engineering initiatives.
“Each year, the Siemens Foundation invites America’s high school students to make their mark in the world of science,” said Jennifer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation. “We commend this year’s finalists on rising to the challenge and look forward to getting to know them and their research as this year’s Siemens Competition unfolds.”
Sue spent the summer performing research at NYU, where she prepared her project. She completed research with the Department of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biological Science. Her project, as stated in her project publication, “highlights the potential use of magnetic beads in the elimination of dyes from wastewater as a low-cost and environmentally friendly purification technique.”