The Siemens Foundation is encouraging high school students to pursue excellence and innovation in the areas of math, science and technology. By conceiving and executing a Siemens Competition Research Project students get valuable experience, and a chance at a scholarship of up to $100,000.
Since 1999 the Siemens Competition has been the premier science research competition for high school students, and encourages individuals and two or three-person teams to undertake research projects. The program promotes intense research that helps students better understand the value of scientific study and educates them about the breadth of careers in the STEM fields.
New Mentor Match resources were launched this year to help students find a STEM professional to work with them on their project. The Siemens Foundation provides many other resources to help students navigate the competition successfully.
This year the Foundation has emphasized a focus on attracting students to the competition who have been historically underrepresented in STEM, including African American, Hispanic and female students. Scholarship awards for willing projects range from $1,000 to $100,000.
The deadline to submit your project is September 20, 2016, but you must register your project and submit materials before your work begins. For more information and to begin the process of entering the 2016 Siemens Competition visit their website.