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November 22, 2013 - “empowering people. Award” Newsletter

This year, 23 winners were selected to receive the “empowering people. Award”. Winners were selected from hundreds of submissions from across the world and honored at the awards ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya. The competition launched in Rio, in June 2012, and included an online community award, which was also announced at the awards ceremony. The top three winners were announced at the awards ceremony and received first, second and third place recognition. The awardees had two action-packed days of workshops, networking and creative idea sharing with innovators, entrepreneurs and technology leaders from across the world. The innovative solutions creative by the “empowering people. Award” winners will create jobs, help to advance sustainability and technology and make an impact on local communities and millions of lives across the world.

Read more about the competition, finalists and awards ceremony

Watch videos of the top three award winning solutions

August 15, 2013 - The Summer of Learning continues with another successful STARS event at PNNL

The Siemens STEM Academy’s educator professional development opportunities continued with another successful STARs (Siemens Teachers as Researchers) program. This time educators visited the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Wash., another element of the Siemens Foundation’s Summer of Learning.

July 28, 2013 -Next stop, Costa Rica - The 2013 We Can Change The World Challenge trip was an adventurous learning exploration


The Summer of Learning initiative continued with the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge (WCCTWC) trip on July 14, 2013. The WCCTWC, a national K-12 sustainability challenge, sent the first and second place middle school winners to the ecologically diverse landscape of Costa Rica.

July 23, 2013 - The Siemens Foundation’s Summer of Learning kicks off with STARS at ORNL

The Siemens STEM Academy’s educator professional development opportunities have kicked-off with a successful STARs (Siemens Teachers as Researchers) program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), an element of the Siemens Foundation’s Summer of Learning.  The Summer of Learning is a collaboration of professional development programs for educators and an environmental project-based learning challenge for students.  It provides educators and students with great opportunities to expand their knowledge, meet and work with peers from all over the country and make an impact in their schools and communities.

July 2, 2013-Eric Spiegel listed in STEMconnector's 100 CEO Leaders in STEM

STEMconnector’s 100 CEO Leaders in STEM is now available to download.  Read the profiles of 100 corporate CEO’s  and their discussions about the importance of STEM education in the workforce and its impact on competition in the marketplace.  They also discuss answers to important questions about women in STEM, diversity in the workplace and advancing technology.

“Public-private partnerships are an essential component to creating a successful education-to-employment system because they allow for the marriage of supply and demand,”

- Eric Spiegel.

Click here to download (10mb, PDF).


About Us

The Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually in support of educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math in the United States.


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Corporate Responsibility at Siemens

From grade school to grad school, Siemens is supporting the next generation of scientists, engineers and business leaders through our educational initiatives. Whether it's introducing engineering to grade school students through our employee mentoring program, rewarding excellence in high school science and math or providing scholarships for minority students to pursue teaching careers, Siemens touches the lives of thousands of students and teachers nationwide everyday.

At Siemens we're committed to the future and to those who will create it.

Corporate Responsibility at Siemens USA


Competition Winners Ring NYSE Closing Bell® on Jan. 15, 2013

To mark this occasion, Siemens Competition $100K Grand Prize winners Kensen Shi and the team of Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen Shin will ring the NYSE Closing Bell with Klaus Stegemann, Chief Financial Officer, Siemens Corporation; Tom McCausland, Chairman of the Board, Siemens Foundation; and Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, President, Siemens Foundation. 

NYSE Closing Bell Replay

Competition Highlights Video
2012 National Winners Press Release

National Finalist Winners' Press Conference Replay

National Finalists Presentation Webcast

2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Regional and Semifinalists Announced!

2012 Siemens Competition Semifinalists

2012 Siemens Competition Regional Finalists


Siemens Foundation Winners Attend White House Science Fair

On April 22, 2013 a couple of 2012 Siemens Competition finalists and the 2012 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge top high school winners attended the White House Science Fair, celebrating the winners from a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions.


“When students excel in math and science, they help America compete for the jobs and industries of the future,” said President Obama. For more information on the White House Science Fair, visit:


Siemens Foundation Sponsors Eliminating Disparity/Encouraging Diversity in STEM Panel

Eliminating Disparity/Encouraging Diversity in STEM gathered experts, practitioners, parents and teachers to share perspectives, insights and strategies on how to increase the achievement rate of underrepresented minorities in science and mathematics.

Panelists included:

Special guests included the 2011 grand prize winners of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology:



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