Evanston Township High School student Holly Cunningham is among more than 400 semi-finalists named across the United States in this year’s prestigious Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. Holly was selected from more than 1600 students who submitted innovative individual and team research projects.  Holly was mentored by Dr. Yoko Shibata of the Morimoto Laboratory at Northwestern University.

 “These semi-finalists should be extremely proud of this high-level academic accomplishment,” said David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation. “Their projects represent some of the most noteworthy and exceptional of those submitted and reflected an advanced level of STEM research.”