Siemens Foundation
The Siemens Foundation is a non-profit organization run by Siemens AG
Siemens AG
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company....

. It is responsible for the Siemens Westinghouse Competition
Siemens Westinghouse Competition
The Siemens Competition is a science competition funded by the Siemens Foundation and administered by the College Board.- Eligibility requirements :The Siemens Competition is open to high school students who are citizens or permanent residents of the US...

, a prestigious science award for high school students in the United States, and also is involved in the Siemens AP Scholar Award. In addition, the foundation also awards National Merit Finalist scholarships to children of Siemens employees.

Albert Hoser is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the foundation. He established it in July 1998 to promote and support science and mathematics education in the United States. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Corporation from January 1, 1991 until his retirement in 1999. He had been with Siemens since 1954 and held a variety of management and executive positions in Europe, Japan, India and the United States.

From 1969 to 1980 he headed various commercial departments in Germany, including the Measurement and Process Technology Group in Karlsruhe, commercial departments in Bremen, and the Standard Products Group in Erlangen. In 1980, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Japan, until becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens India, Ltd in 1984. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education, Vienna, VA.
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