Source Pravda.Ru

16-Year-Old mathematics win $100,000 in Siemens Westinghouse prizes

A 16-year-old, homeschooled California boy won a premier high school science competition Monday for his innovative approach to an old math problem that could help in the design of airplane wings.

Michael Viscardi, a senior from San Diego, won a $100,000 college scholarship, the top individual prize in the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/comp/2002/06/11/30159.html' target=_blank>Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

Viscardi tackled a 19th century math problem and his new method of solving it has potential applications in the fields of engineering and physics.