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WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH BEGINS 52ND COMPETITION

 WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH BEGINS 52ND COMPETITION
 WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Entry materials are available for the 52nd Westinghouse Science Talent Search, the nation's premier high school science competition, it was announced today.
 Seniors in U.S. high schools are eligible to participate. To qualify, a student must write a report on an independent research project in science, mathematics or engineering and submit it for judging to Science Service, a Washington-based, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering public understanding of science. Entries must be received by Science Service by Dec. 1, 1992.
 Karen Sullivan, Science Service's program director for the Science Talent Search, said announcements have been mailed to science educators at the nation's 20,000 public, private and parochial high schools. Entry materials must be requested from Science Service.
 Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX) has sponsored the competition since it was established in 1942 and has awarded scholarships of nearly $3 million to more than 2,000 young scientists and recommended more than 15,000 semifinalists to colleges and universities.
 From a field of about 1,700 entries, 300 semifinalists are selected. From this group, the 40 finalists receive expenses-paid trips to Washington to compete for scholarships, March 4-9, 1993.
 In 1993 a total of $205,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the top 40 winners. First prize is be $40,000. The second-place winner will receive $30,000, third-place $20,000. Three $15,000 scholarships will be awarded, plus four $10,000 scholarships. The remaining 30 finalists each will receive $1,000 scholarships.
 Primary emphasis on the judging of finalists is placed on students' independent research reports and answers to open-ended questions designed to elicit evidence of scientific creativity.
 Westinghouse Science Talent Search recognition is regarded as the highest academic honor a high school scientist can attain. As of 1991, five former finalists have earned Nobel Prizes and two have won Fields Medals, the Nobel equivalent in mathematics.
 Two have been awarded the National Medal of Science. Eight alumni have won MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, often called the "genius awards." Fifty-two have been named Sloan Research Fellows and 29 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Three have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
 Additional information and applications can be obtained from Science Service, 1719 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, or by calling 202-785-2255.
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 /CONTACT: Jay McCaffrey of Westinghouse Electric, 412-642-3366/
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