Siemens Foundation Announces Contenders for the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

 Siemens Foundation Announces Contenders for the 2013 Siemens Competition in
                         Math, Science and Technology

PR Newswire

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 18, 2013

Student Participation and Project Submissions Reach All-Time High

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Siemens Foundation
today recognized the semifinalists and regional finalists of the 2013 Siemens
Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research
competition for high school students. One hundred regional finalists are
invited to advance to the next round of the competition, where they will vie
for the highest science honor awarded to high school students. Three hundred
thirty-one semifinalists were also announced.

"These incredible students have invested significant time and energy to
advance research and exploration in critical fields," said David Etzwiler, CEO
of the Siemens Foundation. "I commend the finalists for their outstanding
achievements and wish them luck in the next phase of the competition."

The 2013 Siemens Competition generated unprecedented participation, showcasing
students' growing interest in science, math and technology subjects. A record
2,440 students registered for this year's competition and a total of 1,599
projects were submitted for consideration.

Regional finalists are eligible to advance to one of six regional competitions
held over three consecutive weekends in November at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (November 1-2); Georgia Institute of Technology
(November 1-2); University of Notre Dame (November 8-9); University of Texas
at Austin (November 8-9); California Institute of Technology (November 15-16);
and Carnegie Mellon University (November 15-16).

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, D.C., December 7-10, 2013,
where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of
$100,000.

A complete list of finalists and their projects is available at
www.siemens-foundation.org.

For news and announcements about the Regional Competitions and the National
Finals, follow us on Twitter @SFoundation (#SiemensComp) and like us on
Facebook at SiemensFoundation. A live webcast of the National Finalist Awards
Presentation will also be available online at 9:30am EST on December 10:
www.siemens-foundation.org.

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, a STEM research competition
for high school students, Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a
sustainability challenge which encourages K-12 students to develop innovative
green solutions for environmental issues and the Siemens STEM Academy, a
national educator professional development program designed to support
educators in their efforts to foster student achievement in STEM fields. By
supporting outstanding students and educators today, and recognizing the
mentors and schools that inspire STEM educational 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. For further information, visit
www.siemens-foundation.org or follow @SFoundation.

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 Siemens Foundation

Website: www.siemens-foundation.org
 
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