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Siemens Competition

  • Siemens Competition is now closed.
  • Submit your research by September 25, 2017!
  • Find your mentor today by using Mentor Match

Tune in to watch the 2017 Siemens Competition National Finals Winners' Ceremony LIVE on Tuesday, December 5 at 11:00 AM ET!

You can view the list of 2017 Siemens Competition Regional Finalists here and Semifinalists here.

The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology in 1999. The Competition is the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and 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. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000.

NEW enhanced prizing structure! For the first time this year, National Finalists will be awarded prizes as follows: first place - $100,000, second place - $50,000, all other Finalists - $25,000.

You can compete as an individual or as a member of a two or three-person team. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

In need of a mentor?
Mentor matching resources are available; Learn more about finding a mentor for your 2017 Siemens Competition Research Project.

Meet the 2016 National winners of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology and see the archive of the 2016 Winners' Announcement here!

The Siemens Foundation has invested more than $100 million in the United States to advance workforce development and education initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math. The Siemens Foundation’s mission is inspired by the culture of innovation, research and continuous learning that is the hallmark of Siemens’ companies. Together, the programs at the Siemens Foundation are closing the opportunity gap for young people in the U.S. when it comes to STEM careers, and igniting and sustaining today’s STEM workforce and tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. For further information, visit or follow @sfoundation.


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The Advantage of Participating

Participating in the leading science and mathematics research-based Competition for high school students in the United States:

  • Expands your inquiry-based skills.
  • Challenges you to solve some of the world's toughest problems.
  • Opens new doors in pursuit of your educational and career objectives.
  • Provides the opportunity to meet other students who share your interest in research.
  • Allows you to engage with distinguished scientists.
  • Offers you a chance to win a college scholarship.
  • Siemens Competition is now closed.

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2017 Siemens Competition registration is now closed.

Academic Integrity

Competitors must demonstrate academic integrity. Read our policy about plagiarism and other violations.

Video Highlights

Siemens shieldView the 2016 Siemens Competition National Winners at the national competition in Washington, D.C. Click to view the list of winners. View National Finalist "Road to Regionals"