Senior Michael Zanger-Tishler was named a regional semifinalist for this year’s Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology — the nation’s premier research competition for high school students.

He is one of only 400 who received recognition for his research project out of a field of over 2,000 students. In fact, only 13 Massachusetts high school students received recognition. The project, “On the winning and losing parameters of Schmidt’s Game,” is a combination of Game Theory and Number Theory and produces counterintuitive results because it is an infinite game.

His name was listed in the October 25th edition of USA TODAY, too.

He worked with St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury student Saarik Kalia on the project, meeting two hours a week with a graduate student mentor and as well as 10 hours a week outside of school.

In addition to their success with Siemens, Zanger-Tishler and Kalia have submitted the project to the Mathematical Association for America (MMA) undergraduate research poster session at the joint mathematics meeting, and plan to submit it to a professional Number Theory journal in the near future.

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