ANCHOR LEAD: How would you feel if you had an idea that could potentially change the world by solving real-world problems? Bobbi Owens has more from one very intelligent student who may have done just that. (:60)
SCRIPT: Technology Now, I'm Bobbi Owens. The Siemens Competition recognizes America's best and brightest students in science, technology, engineering and math, and awards them scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Tom McCausland is Chairman of the Board of Siemens Foundation. He says today's students can change the world.
CUT: (McCausland) Clearly every big problem we have in the globe today has some solution around technology. So we're going to have to have people who are breaking the barriers in knowledge to be able to help us make improvements in our lifestyles.
SCRIPT: Kensen Shi won a 100-thousand dollar scholarship in this year's individual competition.
CUT: (Shi) I created a new and more efficient robotics navigation algorithm that can plan safe paths for robots. Which is especially important because virtually all robots have to move around without colliding with surrounding objects and can therefore benefit from my new algorithm.
SCRIPT: To see this year's entries and scholarship winners log onto Siemens-dash-foundation-dot-org. That's Technology Now from Siemens.
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