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 at www.siemens-foundation.org. 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 www.siemens-foundation.org.
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