$100,000 in sight, nation’s brightest students head to Washington, DC for prestigious research competition

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WHAT: Twenty of our nation’s brightest high school students will present their original research projects and compete for the highest science honor awarded to American high schoolers at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology National Finals, held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Students will compete for $500,000 in scholarships, including two top prizes of $100,000. The students will present their projects publicly on Dec. 8, and a press conference announcing the winners will be held Dec. 10.

WHO: America’s next generation of young innovators presents its groundbreaking research projects to expert university judges. Past Siemens Competition winners have contributed advances to drug therapies for cancer patients, used gaming technology for potential health applications, and solved seemingly incomprehensible mathematical problems.

WHEN: Educational outreach activity: Saturday, Dec. 7, 12:30pm-3:30 Public project exhibition: Sunday, Dec. 8; 5 p.m. Press conference and award announcements: Tuesday, Dec. 10; 9:30 a.m. Eric Spiegel, CEO of Siemens U.S., will be available for interviews beginning at 8 a.m. on Dec. 10.

WHERE: Educational outreach activity 3600 Alabama Ave SE Washington, DC 20020

Public project exhibition on Dec. 8:
The George Washington University
Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom
800 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C.

Press conference on Dec. 10:

The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C.

Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

MORE: The Siemens Competition (www.siemens-foundation.org) is a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, which provides more than $7 million annually in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. The competition is administered by the College Board. Interviews, video and photos available For real-time competition updates tune into: www.facebook.com/siemensfoundation

RSVP: Media interested in attending should contact Julie Tarallo Weber Shandwick, 202-585-2102, jtarallo@webershandwick.com or Kiesha Boykins, Siemens Foundation, 732-321-3150, kiesha.boykins @siemens.com.