2007-08 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Registration Begins May 7

$700,000 Awarded to Students and Schools in Prestigious Competition

May 08, 2007, 01:00 ET from The Siemens Foundation

    ISELIN, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's premier high
 school science competition begins its ninth year as online registration and
 instructions for entering the 2007-08 Siemens Competition in Math, Science
 & Technology are posted on the Siemens Foundation website,
 www.siemens-foundation.org, and www.collegeboard.com/siemens. More than
 $700,000 is awarded each year through the Siemens Competition, with college
 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 to students, as well as $2,000
 per project to the high school of every regional finalist.
     The Siemens Competition is a signature program of the Siemens
 Foundation, which distributes nearly $2 million annually to promote math
 and science education in the United States. The competition is administered
 by the College Board. Students may enter as individuals or as members of a
 team. Students who are not able to complete registration online may call
 1-800-626- 9795 ext. 5849 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET for assistance. The
 deadline for entries is October 1, 2007, 5:00 p.m. ET.
     The 2007-08 Siemens Competition will have a new regional structure.
 Previously, competition regions have been aligned with the College Board's
 six regional offices: New England, Middle States, Southern, Southwestern,
 Midwestern, and Western. Under the new system, the regions are renamed as
 Regions One through Six.
     "Siemens' goal has always been to encourage excellence in science
 throughout the nation. The restructuring of the regional divisions will
 allow more projects from a variety of states and regions to come to the
 forefront and be recognized," said James Whaley, President, Siemens
     Entries will be judged at the regional level in November by esteemed
 scientists and faculty at six leading research universities: California
 Institute of Technology (Region One); The University of Texas at Austin
 (Region Two); University of Notre Dame (Region Three); Carnegie Mellon
 University (Region Four); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Region
 Five); and Georgia Institute of Technology (Region Six). The national
 finals will take place in December at New York University in New York City,
 judged by a panel of prominent scientists and mathematicians.
     The Siemens Competition attracts entries from high school science and
 math students nationwide. For the 2006-07 competition, 1,660 students
 registered for the competition. The $100,000 Grand Prize winners for
 2006-07 were Dmitry Vaintrob of Eugene, Oregon, and the team of Scott
 Molony, Steven Arcangeli and Scott Horton of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mr.
 Vaintrob's mathematical research might help to provide knowledge in
 understanding the fundamental forces of nature: electricity, magnetism and
 gravity. The team developed a promising method that takes us a step closer
 to engineering biofuel.
     The Siemens Foundation
     Established in 1998, the Siemens Foundation provides nearly $2 million
 in college scholarships and awards each year for talented high school
 students in the United States. 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, visit
     The College Board
     The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose
 mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded
 in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,200 schools, colleges,
 universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College
 Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools,
 and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college
 admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching
 and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT(R), the
 PSAT/NMSQT(R), and the Advanced Placement Program(R) (AP(R)). The College
 Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that
 commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and

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