$1 Million in Scholarships & Awards Available In Siemens Westinghouse Competition; Deadline for Entries is October 1

    NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The deadline for entering the nation's
 most prestigious research-based science and math competition for high school
 students is fast approaching.  Entries in the 2003-04 Siemens Westinghouse
 Competition in Math, Science & Technology must be received by October 1, 2003.
 Detailed information on entering is available online at
     A signature program of the New Jersey-based Siemens Foundation, the
 Siemens Westinghouse Competition awards college scholarships ranging from
 $1,000-$100,000.  Students may enter as individuals or as part of a team.
     Entries are judged at the regional level by esteemed scientists and
 faculty from six leading research universities, which also host the regional
 competitions: Carnegie Mellon University; University of Notre Dame; University
 of California, Berkeley; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Georgia
 Institute of Technology; and the University of Texas at Austin.
     National finals are held at the American Association for the Advancement
 of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC, and judged by a panel of prominent
 scientists and mathematicians.  The competition is administered by the College
 Board and its partner, Educational Testing Service.
     More than 1,000 students entered the competition last year.  Steven J.
 Byrnes of Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, MA, won the top prize in the
 individual category and a $100,000 scholarship for creating and proving a new
 math theorem on poset games.
     Juliet R. Girard and Roshan D. Prabhu of William L. Dickinson High School
 in Jersey City, NJ, won the top prize in the team category and shared a
 $100,000 scholarship for identifying genes that contribute to early flowering
 time in rice, a discovery that could lead to increased crop production through
 earlier and more frequent harvests.
     The Siemens Foundation distributes more than $1 million in scholarships,
 awards and grants annually.  The Foundation is dedicated to providing
 scholarships and increasing access to higher education for gifted students in
 science, mathematics and technology-related disciplines.
     Established in 1998 to promote and support educational activities, the
 Siemens Foundation recognizes and supports America's most promising science
 and mathematics students and teachers, as well as schools that are doing the
 most to promote education in the core sciences.
     The Foundation's mission is based on the culture of innovation, research
 and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens' U.S. operating
 companies and its parent company, Siemens AG.

SOURCE The Siemens Foundation

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