Online Registration for 2005-06 Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology Begins May 3

$1,000 to $100,000 in Scholarships Offered In Prestigious Competition

May 03, 2005, 01:00 ET from The Siemens Foundation

    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,, and
     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
     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 .

SOURCE The Siemens Foundation