Friday, October 19, 2012
News Brief: Siemens Competition Regional Returns to Carnegie MellonThe Siemens Foundation invited 93 students from 25 states to compete as Regional Finalists in this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students. Also announced were 322 semifinalists.
Regional finalists are invited to compete at one of six regional events held over three consecutive weekends in November at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nov. 2-3); The University of Texas at Austin ( Nov. 2-3); University of Notre Dame (Nov. 9-10); California Institute of Technology (Nov. 9-10); Georgia Institute of Technology (Nov. 16-17) and Carnegie Mellon University (Nov. 16-17).
Administered by the College Board, the Siemens Competition awards one $3,000 prize to an individual and one $6,000 prize to a team at each regional competition. Winners of the regional events advance to the National Finals at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1-4, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000. For the 2012 Siemens Competition, 2,255 students registered and submitted 1,504 projects.
A complete list of regional finalists is available at www.siemens-foundation.org.