NEW YORK, August 22, 2006–The deadline to enter the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students is approaching. Entries for the 2006-07 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology must be received by Monday, October 2, 2006, at 5pm EDT (Daylight time switches to EST in late October).
Online registration is available at www.siemens-foundation.org. Students unable to complete the online process may call 1-800-626-9795 ext. 5849 between 9am and 5pm EST.
The Siemens Competition awards college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 in both individual and team categories. The high schools of all students selected as regional finalists are recognized with a $2,000 award per project.
A signature program of the Siemens Foundation, the annual competition is administered by the College Board. Entries are judged at the regional level over three consecutive weekends in November at six leading research universities: Carnegie Mellon University; University of Notre Dame; Stanford University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology; and The University of Texas at Austin. Winners of the regional competitions are invited to compete at the National Finals, held at New York University in New York City, December 1-4, 2006.
The Siemens Foundation
The New Jersey-based Siemens Foundation distributes more than $2 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, please visit www.siemens-foundation.org
The College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,000 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns. For further information, visit www.collegeboard.com