Jeremy Lai won second place in the Dupont Challenge, a national science essay competition for high school students.


UNT was one of only five schools nationwide to achieve the maximum number of scholars.


Wen Chyan is one of 40 finalists in the country and one of only 2 from Texas to be named a finalist in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search.


The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) had more semifinalists than any Texas school.


Wen Chyan won the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for his work engineering a polymer coating that could help prevent common -- and sometimes deadly -- bacterial infections resulting during hospital stays.


UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students received $7,860 to commercialize an invention that allows employees of a Fort Worth company who use wheelchairs to conduct work they previously could not do.


Wen Chyan will participate in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology one of the most prestigious high school-level competitions, recognizing achievements in mathematics, science and technology research.


The program boasts 14 semifinalists, topping other Texas schools.


Eleven to 16-year-olds can complete a semester's worth of Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II or pre-calculus in just three weeks.


Kyle Holmes will return to UNT May 9 to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from TAMS during the academy's annual commencement ceremony.