State Rep. Lauer congratulates Columbus student named STEM team winner

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:53 pm

STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2020) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recently named Columbus North High School student Vivek Hebbar to the 2020 Governor's STEM Team, according to State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus).

Hebbar is 1 of 4 students selected for their work in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and will receive $1,000 through the College Choice 529 Program. Lauer said part of the reason why Hebbar was chosen for this award is because of his hard work and dedication to earn perfect marks on the math and science portions of the ACT, as well as in math, chemistry and physics on the SAT.

"Vivek is an incredibly talented and hardworking student," Lauer said. "His success is well-deserved, and our Columbus community is proud of his many accomplishments. I am confident Vivek will go on to do great things and wish him continued success in the future."

Lauer said Hebbar is a national finalist and scholarship winner in the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge and a qualifier to the American Invitational Math Examination for five consecutive years. He has also successfully completed several college credits, along with an upper-level course in Artificial Intelligence.          

Hebbar has already earned several college credits and hopes to continue his studies in math or physics.

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State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) represents House District 59,

which includes portions of Bartholomew County.

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