NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Online registration and instructions for entering the 2005-06 Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology have been posted today on the Siemens Foundation website, http://www.siemens-foundation.org, and http://www.collegeboard.com/siemens. A signature program of the New Jersey-based Siemens Foundation, the Siemens Westinghouse Competition is the nation's premier research-based science and math competition for high school students, and is administered by the College Board. Students who are not able to complete the application process online may call 1-800-626-9795 ext. 5930 from 9am to 5pm EDT. The deadline for entries is Monday, October 3, 2005. The competition awards college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $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 at six leading research universities: 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. The national finals are judged by a panel of prominent scientists and mathematicians. The Siemens Westinghouse Competition attracts entries from high school science and math students throughout the country. For the 2004-05 competition, 1,213 students submitted their original research projects, a 24% increase over the previous year. The 2004-05 $100,000 winners were Aaron Goldin, San Dieguito High School Academy, Encinitas, CA (individual) who created a device to convert ocean wave energy into electricity, and (Lucie) Yueqi Guo and Xianlin Li of the North Carolina Schools for Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC, (team) who conducted breast cancer research. The Siemens Foundation distributes more than $1 million in scholarships and awards annually. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing access to higher education for gifted students in science, mathematics and technology-related disciplines. Established in 1998, 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. For more information, visit http://www.siemens-foundation.org .
SOURCE The Siemens Foundation