Junior Kavish Gandhi wins $50,000 in Siemens Foundation National Competition

The Newtonite

Courtesy Siemens foundation.
Courtesy Siemens Foundation.

by Samantha Libraty

Tuesday, junior Kavish Gandhi and his research partner from Lexington High, Noah Golowich, won $50,000 from the Siemens Foundation National Competition for Math, Science, and Technology Research. They won second place in the team competition for their research in mathematics.

Gandhi and Golowich won the Siemens Foundation Regional Competition to qualify for the National Competition.

Gandhi said, “I was amazed and humbled that we got second place. It was really an honor to participate among such amazing projects and the scholarship was just icing on the cake.”

Gandhi and Golowich conducted their research through the MIT-PRIMES program, where they were able to have a mentor help them through their research process. Gandhi said that he is so “grateful to everyone who made all of the research possible: my parents, my partner, my mentor, the MIT-PRIMES program, and Siemens.”

He said he plans on continuing with the program and hopes to “learn a whole new area of mathematics and to be able to pursue cutting-edge research in the field,” Gandhi said.

He said, “After the competition, I’m looking forward to continue doing more research in this area; we have a lot of unanswered questions that are worth considering, many of which concern potential applications of our research in other fields.”