The Siemens Foundation today announced the 2010-11 Semifinalists and Regional Finalists in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier science research competition for high school students.
'Each year, the Siemens Foundation invites America's high school students to make their mark in the world of science,' said Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation. 'We commend this year's finalists on rising to the challenge and look forward to getting to know them and their research as this year's Siemens Competition unfolds.'
Every fall, America turns its eye to the brilliant young scientists competing in the Siemens Competition. 2,033 students registered to enter the Competition this year for a record number of 1,372 projects submitted. 312 students were named semifinalists and 94 were named regional finalists, representing 36 states. A complete list is available at www.siemens-foundation.org.
Administered by the College Board, the Siemens Competition awards college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 in individual and team categories. Regional finalists are invited to compete at one of six regional events held over three consecutive weekends in November. These young innovators will showcase the next wave of cutting edge science to expert university judges at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (November 5-6); The University of Texas at Austin (November 5-6); Georgia Institute of Technology (November 12-13); California Institute of Technology (November 12-13); University of Notre Dame (November 19-20) and Carnegie Mellon University (November 19-20).
Winners of the regional events will compete at the National Finals in Washington, DC, December 3-6, 2010, for a shot at the top prize of $100,000 and international acclaim for having reached the pinnacle of scientific achievement at the high school level. Follow the Siemens Foundation on Twitter (www.twitter.com/sfoundation) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/SiemensFoundation) to learn what scientific mysteries these young Einsteins will unravel this year. Then visit www.siemens-foundation.org at 9:30 a.m. EST on December 6 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, visit www.siemens-foundation.org.
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 5,700 of the nation'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.