Siemens Foundation Announces Semifinalists, Regional Finalists in STEM Competition

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David Etzwiler, The Siemons Foundation

David Etzwiler, The Siemons Foundation

The Siemens Foundation announced Oct. 20 the semifinalists and regional finalists of the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, a research competition for high school students. Almost 100 regional finalists have been invited to advance to the next round of the competition. More than 400 semifinalists were also announced.

“The remarkable projects submitted by these students demonstrate their commitment to advancing research and addressing some of the world’s most challenging issues,” Siemens Foundation CEO David Etzwiler said. “I congratulate the regional finalists on their accomplishments and wish them luck in the next phase of the competition.”

The 2014 Siemens Competition generated a record 4,428 students for this year’s competition and submitted a total of 1,784 projects for consideration, a 12 percent increase over the number of projects submitted last year. This year is the 15th anniversary of the Siemens Competition.

Regional finalists are eligible to advance to one of six regional competitions held during three consecutive weekends in November at the California Institute of Technology (Nov. 7-8); University of Notre Dame (Nov. 7-8); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (November 14-15); University of Texas at Austin (Nov. 14-15); Georgia Institute of Technology (Nov. 21-22); and Carnegie Mellon University (Nov. 21-22).

Administered by Discovery Education, 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 (Dec. 5-9), where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000.

A complete list of finalists and their projects is available here.

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