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Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
One Discovery Pl.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
|Description:||The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves studentsí understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. Students may compete as an individual or as a member of a two- or three-person team. Individual projects promote independent research, while team projects foster collaborative research efforts as well as individual contributions to the cooperative endeavor.|
The competition is open to high school students who are citizens or permanent residents of the US. Students must also be in good standing, enrolled in and attending one of the following: high school in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas; Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school; foreign school as an exchange student or because a parent or guardian lives and works abroad; or homeschool.
|Eligibility:||Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)|
|Award(s):||Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. National finalists receive an expense-paid trip, with a parent chaperone, to Washington, D.C.|
|Deadline(s):||All competition materials are due September 20, 2016. Individuals or teams entering a research project in the competition must register online prior to the deadline date.|
|Focus:||Engineering, Gifted and Talented, STEM, Technology, Vocational Education|
|Content Area(s):||Mathematics, Science|
Themes and Skills:
|Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Digital Literacy, Innovation, Problem Solving|