Siemens Foundation Calls on Students From 25 States to Compete in 2012 Siemens
Competition in Math, Science & Technology
93 Students Named Regional Finalists; 322 Honored as Semifinalists in
Prestigious STEM Competition
ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 19, 2012
ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siemens Foundation today
invited 93 students from 25 states to compete as Regional Finalists in this
year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier
research competition for high school students. 322 semifinalists were also
announced. A complete list is available at www.siemens-foundation.org.
"These students have invested time, energy and talent in tackling challenging
scientific research at a young age," said Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of
the Siemens Foundation. "The recognition they have won today demonstrates
that engagement in STEM is an investment well worth making."
Regional finalists are invited to compete at one of six regional events held
over three consecutive weekends in November at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (November 2-3); The University of Texas at Austin (November 2-3);
University of Notre Dame (November 9-10); California Institute of Technology
(November 9-10); Georgia Institute of Technology (November 16-17) and Carnegie
Mellon University (November 16-17).
Administered by the College Board, the Siemens Competition awards one $3,000
prize to an individual and one $6,000 prize to a team at each regional
competition. Winners of the regional events advance to the National Finals at
The George Washington University in Washington, DC, December 1-4, 2012, where
$500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of
$100,000. 2,255 students registered to enter the 2012 Siemens Competition for
a total 1,504 projects submitted.
Follow us on the road to the Siemens Competition: Follow us on Twitter
@SFoundation (#SiemensComp) and like us on Facebook at SiemensFoundation.
Then visit www.siemens-foundation.org at 9:30am EST on December 4 for a live
webcast of the National Finalist Awards Presentation.
The Siemens Foundation
The Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually in support of
educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) in the United States. Its signature programs include the
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, Siemens Awards for Advanced
Placement, and The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages
K-12 students to develop innovative green solutions for environmental issues.
By supporting outstanding students today, and recognizing the teachers and
schools that inspire their excellence, the Foundation helps nurture tomorrow's
scientists and engineers. The Foundation's mission is based on the culture of
innovation, research and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens'
U.S. companies and its parent company, Siemens AG. For more information,
The College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that
connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the
College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the
membership association is made up of more than 6,000 of the world's leading
educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity
in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million
students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and
services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT^® and
the Advanced Placement Program^®. The organization also serves the education
community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and
schools. For further information, visit www.collegeboard.org.
SOURCE The Siemens Foundation
Contact: Kiesha Boykins, Siemens Foundation, +1-732-321-3150,
email@example.com or Joseph Giumarra, Momentum Communications Group,
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