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The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
Launched by the Siemens Foundation in 1999, the Siemens Competition is the flagship initiative of the Foundation and a symbol of our commitment to education in the United States. The nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology, the Siemens Competition promotes excellence in math, science and technology. High school students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000.The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math and science – students who are changing the world for the better. The recognition of students participating in the Siemens Competition is tacit recognition that high expectations spur high achievement and that academic excellence is a community effort involving parents, teachers, schools and mentors.
Benefits for Students
Through participation in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, students engage in rigorous science research, experience the excitement of new discoveries, and gain personal satisfaction in developing a project and seeing it through to completion. The Siemens Competition is recognized by colleges and universities as the premier math and science research competition in the United States. More than $600,000 in scholarships are awarded to students annually through the Siemens Competition during regional and national events.
The Siemens Foundation partners with the nation’s premier colleges and universities:
- California Institute of Technology
- Carnegie Mellon University
- The George Washington University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- The University of Notre Dame
- The University of Texas at Austin
Program administrator: Discovery Education