2016 Siemens Competition is Officially Open

The next generation of STEM leaders resides in your class today.  Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation are incredibly excited to provide an opportunity for students to solve some of the world’s toughest problems, engage with distinguished scientists, and win a college scholarship worth up to $100,000!

The Siemens 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.

Who Can Enter?

U.S. High School Students in grades (9 – 12). The Siemens Foundation supports diversity and inclusion and encourages students of all backgrounds to participate in the Siemens Competition.  Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply.  Learn More.


Competition registration is now open!  All competition materials are due Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Learn More.

How Can I Help My Students with the Competition?

Discovery Education and the Siemens Competition are calling on educators to help us ensure that every STEM rising star has the opportunity to apply for the Competition and to succeed.  To that end, we’ve created specialized Educator and Student and Family toolkits, full of resources meant to demystify the application process and empower all students.  Download the toolkits today!

This year, the Siemens Competition website features a Mentor Match clearinghouse, providing a list of independent websites that students can use to find a STEM professional who may be willing and able to serve as a mentor.  Learn more here.

We also encourage you to join us for our upcoming webinar series, where we will answer all of your Siemens Competition questions: