The Siemens Foundation, which is dedicated to improving math and science education, has launched an interactive web site for the alumni of all Siemens Foundation scholarship programs. Winners of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology, the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, the Siemens Teacher Scholarships, and the Siemens Merit Scholarships now have a dedicated online community space. Modeled after Facebook and taglined “Connect to the Future,” the Siemens Scholar Network gives members multiple opportunities for networking. These range from groups and blogs for staying in touch with Siemens program participants, to news about alumni; Siemens-sponsored, on-campus events; and volunteer opportunities. “We created this new site to foster a greater sense of community among Siemens Scholars and connect them to other young people who share the same passion for math and science,” said James Whaley, president of the Siemens Foundation. More than 2,500 individuals have participated in Siemens Foundation programs since 1998.

http://alumni.siemens-foundation.org

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