Christopher Wan, a senior at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts has been named a semi-finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. 2,255 students submitted to the Siemens Competition this year and only 322 of them were named semi-finalists. There were 10 semi-finalists from Florida and Christopher was the only one from Palm Beach County.
Christopher was recognized for his paper: Modeling Estuarine Salinity Using Artificial Neural Networks: A Case Study of the Loxahatchee River. In the last several years he has also earned 1st Place and Best in Show in the Palm Beach County Science Fair, 1st Place in the Florida State Science Fair, and 4th Place in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
A piano major at Dreyfoos, Christopher has been playing the piano for almost 12 years and has won over $7,000 in scholarships and competitions. He recently submitted his application to Harvard and hopes to attend the Harvard-New England Conservatory dual degree program. When asked about his passion for math, science and piano, Christopher said, “Math and science are ways for me to put on a serious face and a hard shell and work hard to make changes in the world. But music will always be my way to loosen up and to simply express myself.”
For more information please contact Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Dean of Science, Stephen Anand at 561 at 561-802-6000 or Stephen.email@example.com .