Ravenwood High School junior Kaili Liu’s love of technology and science earned her a trip to the nation’s capital and a $25,000 scholarship.
On November 18, she and her teammate Allen Liu from Chattanooga presented their project to a group of judges at the regional Siemen’s Competition in Math, Science and Technology along with almost 100 other students from the Southeastern region. There were more than 1,800 other submitted projects.
Their project centered around neural networks and making artificial intelligence more accessible in the future.
“Kaili is a tremendously talented Ravenwood junior who is exceedingly intelligent and highly independent,” said her mentor during the competition, Ravenwood teacher Peter Lowen.
Along with a shared $6,000 team scholarship from winning at the regional competition, Kaili and Allen earned third place and received a $25,000 scholarship at the National Finals award ceremony on December 5.
“Discovery is more like a process where I can challenge myself and see how far I can go with a certain problem,” Kaili said.