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Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology


Sponsored by Siemens Foundation, administered by Discovery Education

Contact:Discovery Education
One Discovery Pl.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 800.323.9084
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 students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. The competition seeks to expand students inquiry-based skills, challenge them to solve the world’s toughest problems, open new doors for students to pursue educational and career objectives, and bring distinguished students together who share an interest in research.

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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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 19, 2017. 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
Grade Level(s):9-12
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Digital Literacy, Innovation, Problem Solving
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