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Arizona Teens Win Siemens Westinghouse Prize

Two Phoenix Arizona-area teens are among the winners of the prestigious Siemens Westinghouse Competition. Anne Lee of Paradise Valley and Albert Shieh of Scottsdale garned $100,000 from the competition for their work on genetic analysis software they developed. Lee is a senior at Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley, and Shieh is a junior at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. Lee and Shieh developed an improved version of a software package for analyzing genetic data. They developed SNiPer, an SNP Genotype Calling for the Affymetrix 10K GeneChip Microarray Data, as part of an internship at the Translational Genomics Research in Phoenix. The Seimens Foundation awards $2M each year to recognize teens in Math and Science.