The deadline to enter the nation's premier science research competition for high school students is approaching. Entries for the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology must be received by Monday, September 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Online registration is available at siemens.collegeboard.org.
Each year, the Siemens Competition provides budding high school scientists with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 for original research in team and individual categories. Entries are judged at the regional level over three consecutive weekends in November at six leading research universities: California Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon University; Georgia Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The University of Texas at Austin; and University of Notre Dame.
Winners of the regional competitions are invited to present their research at the National Finals in December at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to nationally renowned scientists and mathematicians.
Through participation in the Siemens Competition, students have been recognized as hometown heroes by local and national press as well as in their communities. Recognizing these high school students for exceptional research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics serves as an excellent opportunity to showcase young role models in STEM.
A signature program of the Siemens Foundation, the annual Siemens Competition was established in 1999 and is administered by the College Board. Recent winners have developed a new method to improve robot navigation and investigated a protein found in plants that acts as a tumor suppressor.
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, a STEM research competition for high school students, Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a sustainability challenge which encourages K-12 students to develop innovative green solutions for environmental issues and the Siemens STEM Academy, a national educator professional development program designed to support educators in their efforts to foster student achievement in STEM fields. By supporting outstanding students and educators today, and recognizing the mentors and schools that inspire STEM educational 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. For further information, visit www.siemens-foundation.org or follow @sfoundation.
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.