$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 www.siemens-foundation.org. 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.RELATED LINKS
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