Siemens Foundation Calls on Students From 25 States to Compete in 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology 93 Students Named Regional Finalists; 322 Honored as Semifinalists in Prestigious STEM Competition

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siemens Foundation today invited 93 students from 25 states to compete as Regional Finalists in this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students.  322 semifinalists were also announced.  A complete list is available at www.siemens-foundation.org.

"These students have invested time, energy and talent in tackling challenging scientific research at a young age," said Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation.  "The recognition they have won today demonstrates that engagement in STEM is an investment well worth making."

Regional finalists are invited to compete at one of six regional events held over three consecutive weekends in November at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (November 2-3); The University of Texas at Austin (November 2-3); University of Notre Dame (November 9-10); California Institute of Technology (November 9-10); Georgia Institute of Technology (November 16-17) and Carnegie Mellon University (November 16-17).

Administered by the College Board, the Siemens Competition awards one $3,000 prize to an individual and one $6,000 prize to a team at each regional competition.  Winners of the regional events advance to the National Finals at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, December 1-4, 2012, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000.  2,255 students registered to enter the 2012 Siemens Competition for a total 1,504 projects submitted.

Follow us on the road to the Siemens Competition:  Follow us on Twitter @SFoundation (#SiemensComp) and like us on Facebook at SiemensFoundation.  Then visit www.siemens-foundation.org at 9:30am EST on December 4 for a live webcast of the National Finalist Awards Presentation.

The Siemens Foundation
The Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually in support of educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the United States. Its signature programs include the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, and The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages K-12 students to develop innovative green solutions for environmental issues.  By supporting outstanding students today, and recognizing the teachers and schools that inspire their excellence, the Foundation helps nurture tomorrow's scientists and engineers.  The Foundation's mission is based on the culture of innovation, research and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens' U.S. companies and its parent company, Siemens AG.  For more information, visit www.siemens-foundation.org.

The College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of more than 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.  For further information, visit www.collegeboard.org.

SOURCE The Siemens Foundation



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