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Science Fairs Pump Up the Rewards of Talent

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Science  10 Dec 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5447, pp. 2056
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5447.2056a

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If you can't run the nation's most prestigious high school science fair, start your own--and make it even more lucrative for the winners. That's the genesis of the Siemens Westinghouse Science & Technology Competition, which announced its first winners this week in Washington, D.C. In doing so, Siemens prompted Intel, which last year beat out Siemens for sponsorship of the venerable Science Service Talent Search, to raise its prize money as well.