Junior Kavish Gandhi advances to finals of Siemens Competition

The Newtonite

by Nalini Khurana

Junior Kavish Gandhi is in the regional finals of the Siemens Competition which awards scholarships of up to $100,000 for talent in science, math and technology in high schools throughout the nation. The Siemens Competition receives approximately 2,000 research project submissions each year, 60 of which are chosen to continue to the regional competition.

“It was pretty unreal; at first, I simply could not believe it,” Gandhi said.

To enter the competition, Gandhi and his partner from Lexington, Noah Golowich, submitted an 18-page research report that “discussed what we researched, our major results, and the significance of these results,” according to Gandhi.

The team’s research focuses on a branch of mathematics called Ramsey Theory that is “focused on finding patterns and order in sufficiently large systems” that could have applications in theoretical computer science, communications networks, cellular networks, positional board games, and molecular structures, according to Gandhi.

Gandhi and Golowich must prepare a poster and present to a panel of judges at the regional finals at the University of Notre Dame Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9.

The team completed their research through the MIT Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science, said Gandhi.