Ari Vogel, senior, selected Siemens Foundation Competition Finalist in Math, Science and Technology

11.04 Ari Vogel, senior, selected Siemens Foundation Competition Finalist in Math, Science and Technology

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The Siemens Foundation just announced that NCJHS senior, Ari Vogel, was selected as a Finalist in the 2001-11 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.   The nation’s leading original research competition in math, science and technology for high school students, the Siemens Competition is administered annually by the College Board, and awards college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 in individual and team categories. A record number of 1,372 projects were received this year for the Competition.  Ari was one of 300 chosen as a semi-finalist; another 60 were chosen as regional finalists.  Ari’s project was “Empirical Tests of Failure Modes of Different Methods of Preliminary Orbit Determination for Near-Earth Asteroids.”  His research project compared different methods used by astrophysicists to plot the orbit of asteroids.  He determined which mathematical method is best for different types of asteroids in the hopes of making orbit determination more accurate.  All of the Finalists were announced in a full-page ad in the October 28th edition of USA Today and are posted on the Siemens