NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The field for the most coveted science prize awarded to American high school students narrowed today with the announcement of Semi-Finalists in the 2006-07 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. 345 students in 40 states, as well as an American school in China, were named Semi-Finalists out of 1,660 students who registered to enter this year. A complete list is available at http://www.siemens-foundation.org. The Siemens Competition, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, is the nation's leading science and mathematics research competition for high school students. The annual competition, administered by the College Board, awards college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 in individual and team categories. Up to 30 individual students and 30 teams will be selected from the pool of Semi-Finalists to compete at regional competitions hosted by six leading research universities: Carnegie Mellon University; University of Notre Dame; Stanford University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology; and The University of Texas at Austin. The Regional Finals are held over three consecutive weekends in November, beginning November 3, 2006. Winners of the regional competitions are invited to compete at the National Finals at New York University in New York City, December 1-4, 2006. The Siemens Foundation The Siemens Foundation, established in 1998, is a national leader in math and science education, providing nearly $2 million in scholarships and awards annually. Based in Iselin, New Jersey, the Foundation's signature programs -- the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, and the Siemens Teacher Scholarships -- recognize exceptional achievement in science, math and technology. 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. operating companies and its parent company, Siemens AG. For more information, please visit http://www.siemens-foundation.org.
SOURCE The Siemens Foundation