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Young Scholars to Compete for $100,000 at Caltech

Published on Friday, October 19, 2012 | 5:32 am
 

On November 9 and 10, all roads lead to California Institute of Technology for a group of young scholars headed to the 2012 Siemens Competition Regional Finals where they will have a chance to win the $100,000 top prize in the national finals.

The young scholars will present their original research at Caltech and compete for the highest science honor awarded to American high school students when the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology Regional Finals comes to Pasadena.

Organizers of the event said that “up for grabs is a $3,000 prize for an individual, $6,000 for a team and the chance to advance to the National Finals in Washington, DC, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000.”

They added, “America’s next generation of young innovators presents their awe-inspiring research projects to expert university judges.  Past Siemens Competition winners have contributed advances to drug therapies for cancer patients, used gaming technology for potential health applications, and solved previously unsolved mathematical problems.  Their presentations this weekend will determine who goes on to reach the pinnacle of scientific achievement at the high school level.”

The competition will be held at the campus of California Institute of Technology, Pasadena from November 9 – 10.

The Siemens Competition (www.siemens-foundation.org) is a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, which provides more than $7 million annually in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States.  The competition is administered by the College Board.

Interviews, video and photo opportunities are available for the media. For real-time competition updates tune into: www.facebook.com/siemensfoundation. For more information, please contact Joe Giumarra, Momentum Communications, 201-741-8293, jgiumarra@momentum-cg.com or Kiesha Boykins, Siemens Foundation, 732-321-3150, kiesha.boykins @siemens.com.

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