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Texas Teen Wins $100,000 National Science Prize


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Kensen Shi, Siemens Competition

Kensen Shi, a senior at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas, right, is applauded at George Washington University in Washington on Tuesday after winning the $100,000 Grand Prize in the individual category of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology National Finals.

Credit: Susan Walsh/AP

A high school student from Texas has won a $100,000 scholarship for a developing a computer algorithm that helps robots navigate around obstacles, an algorithm that could be used in applications like driverless cars.

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