Semi-Finalists in 2003-04 Siemens Westinghouse Competition Announced; 294 Students in 41 States Recognized

Regional Finals in Science & Math Competition Begin November 8

Oct 28, 2003, 00:00 ET from The Siemens Foundation

    ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siemens Foundation has announced
 the 294 Semi-Finalists in the 2003-04 Siemens Westinghouse Competition in
 Math, Science & Technology.  Students in 41 states were selected as
 Semi-Finalists in the prestigious competition.  A complete list is available
     The Siemens Westinghouse Competition, now in its fifth anniversary year,
 is the nation's leading research-based science and math competition for high
 school students.  A signature program of the New Jersey-based Siemens
 Foundation, the Siemens Westinghouse Competition awards college scholarships
 ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.  The competition is administered by the
 College Board.
     Up to 30 individual students and 30 teams (of two or three students) will
 be selected from the list of Semi-Finalists to compete in regional
 competitions hosted 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 Regional Finals begin on November 8.
     Winners of the regional competitions are invited to compete at the
 National Finals, which will be held December 6-8 at the American Association
 for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC.
     The Siemens Foundation
     The Siemens Foundation distributes more than $1 million in scholarships,
 awards and grants annually.  The Foundation is dedicated to providing
 scholarships and increasing access to higher education for gifted students in
 science, mathematics and technology-related disciplines.
     Established in 1998 to promote and support educational activities, 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