A Bergen County Academies student from Teaneck has been selected as a regional finalist in a prestigious research competition, the school announced Monday.
Joshua Meier, of Teaneck, is among five students from the county school to achieve the recognition in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.
“Our students did extremely well in the Siemens competition this year. This is a testament to their hard work and perseverance, and to the dedication of their teachers,” Principal Russell Davis said in a news release. “We’re extremely proud of our students’ achievement and look forward to the next round of the competition.”
David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation, praised the students for their research efforts.
“I commend the finalists for their outstanding achievements and wish them luck in the next phase of the competition,” the said in the release.
Regional finalists will advance to the next round held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology next month, the release said. Siemens awards one $3,000 prize to an individual and one $6,000 prize to a team at each regional competition.
Winners of the regional competition will advance to the national finals at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000.
A record 2,440 students registered for the competition and more than 1,500 projects were submitted for consideration, according to the news release.