Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2013 Siemens Competition Finalists and Semifinalists announced

Congratulations to career center students Mingu Kim, Regional Finalist; Ashwath Kumar, semifinalist; Jimmy Song, semifinalist and Rujie (Jenny) Yao, semifinalist. 

The Siemens Foundation recognized the semifinalists and regional finalists of the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students. One hundred regional finalists are invited to advance to the next round of the competition, where they will vie for the highest science honor awarded to high school students. Three hundred thirty-one semifinalists were also announced.
 “These incredible students have invested significant time and energy to advance research and
exploration in critical fields,” said David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation. “I commend the
finalists for their outstanding achievements and wish them luck in the next phase of the competition.”

The 2013 Siemens Competition generated unprecedented participation, showcasing students’
growing interest in science, math and technology subjects. A record 2,440 students registered for
this year’s competition and a total of 1,599 projects were submitted for consideration.

Regional finalists are eligible to advance to one of six regional competitions held over three
consecutive weekends in November at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (November 1-2);
Georgia Institute of Technology (November 1-2); University of Notre Dame (November 8-9);
University of Texas at Austin (November 8-9); California Institute of Technology (November 15-16);
and Carnegie Mellon University (November 15-16).

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.,
December 7-10, 2013, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of

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