2006-07 Siemens Competition Semi-Finalists Announced

America's Premier High School Science Competition Recognizes 345 Students

in 40 States

Regional Finals Begin November 3, 2006

Oct 23, 2006, 01:00 ET from The Siemens Foundation

    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
     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

SOURCE The Siemens Foundation