Congratulations to Syosset High School seniors Jarrad Li and Rahul Parthasarathy for being named 2017 semifinalists in the Siemens Foundation Competition for Math, Science and Technology, the nation’s premier science research contest for high school students. Jarrad conducted research on safe, alternative energy at Stony Brook University, teaming with two other students from nearby high schools. Rahul worked independently at Brookhaven National Laboratory on radiation detection.

Rahul is also one of only 11 Long Island students to advance to the finalist round in the competition and the only student from this group to have worked independently. The Syosset CSD wishes him the best of luck during the remainder of the competition.