Science competition names finalists

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association, and the College Board today named the 24 middle school and 24 high school state finalists in the third annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.

Projects addressed a wide variety of topics, ranging from decreasing cafeteria waste to creating programs to clean up polluted community lakes and rivers. High school entrants were challenged with identifying an energy-related issue that has local, national and global implications, and then creating a sustainable solution that can be replicated around the globe.

On May 18th, two national winning teams and one grand-prize team will be chosen in both the middle school and high school categories. For more information and a complete list of the state finalists, visit