Siemens Foundation Announces Semi-Finalists in Nation's Premier High School Science Competition

335 Students in 36 States Recognized in 2005-06 Siemens Westinghouse


Regional Finals Begin November 4, 2005

Oct 24, 2005, 01:00 ET from The Siemens Foundation

    ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siemens Foundation has announced
 the Semi-Finalists in the 2005-06 Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math,
 Science & Technology, the nation's premier science research competition for
 high school students.  335 students from 36 states, as well as the
 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and an American school in Taiwan, were chosen as
 Semi-Finalists out of 1,684 students who registered to enter the competition
 this year.  A complete list is available at
     The Siemens Westinghouse Competition, a signature program of the Siemens
 Foundation, is America's leading research-based science and mathematics
 competition for high school students.  The competition awards college
 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 and is administered by the
 College Board.
     Up to 30 individual students and 30 teams (of two or three members) will
 be selected from the pool of Semi-Finalists to compete at regional
 competitions hosted by six leading research universities: The University of
 Texas at Austin; University of California, Berkeley; University of Notre Dame;
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology; and
 Carnegie Mellon University.  Regional Finals take place over three consecutive
 weekends in November, beginning on November 4, 2005.
     Winners of the regional competitions are invited to compete at the
 National Finals, which will take place for the first time this year in New
 York City, December 2-4 at New York University.
     The Siemens Foundation
     The Siemens Foundation provides nearly $2 million in college scholarships
 and awards each year for talented high school students in the United States.
 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