2006-07 Siemens Awards for AP

<p>Ahhh>< It's scary how many Chinese names are on that list.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.siemens-foundation.org/documents/SAAPRelease2007.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.siemens-foundation.org/documents/SAAPRelease2007.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>



<p>For those seeking an idea of how many APs are needed, the girl I know who won this award only had 5s on six of these. But perhaps Florida is an uncompetitive state.</p>

<p>dang it...shoulda moved to west virginia...</p>

<p>Well on the site, it said it only counts 8 APs, all maths and sciences. So I'm guessing no one got 20. And it sounds like it only counts 5s.</p>

<p>Oh, thanks fizix, didn't see that post the first time...</p>

<p>No, this is to win the award, not AP State Scholar. AP State Scholar requires 15+ APs. The Collegeboard recommends students to Siemens and the majority of the students recommended are AP State Scholar already.</p>

<p>To win this award, you must have the most 5s in your gender and state for science and math exams. You must have at least three 5s to qualify, which is why there are only 46 states.</p>

<p>My name's on that list!</p>

<p>And just to clarify, the award is given to the male and female in each to state who gets 5s on the greatest number of math and science AP tests before his or her senior year. Ties are broken by composite scores on the individual tests. It's completely different from the awards given by collegeboard, such as AP State Scholar, although Collegeboard cooperates with Siemens in running the contest.</p>

both of the people from california are from my school
probably because anyone who takes less than 3 APs is considered inferior :)</p>

<p>Hey Rhapsody - I am too! :) Yeah, and the Asian thing is pretty much, well, a reflection of life itself........ haha. Of course, I don't plan on doing math/science, so I feel a like I'm drowning in the stereotype a little bit.</p>

<p>So for people freaking out:
I took four AP tests that qualified (Calc BC, Stats, Comp Sci AB, Chem) and got 5s on all of them. I also took five other AP tests that didn't count. Winning this was completely accidental.</p>

<p>^^^ What?! I got the exact same scores on the exact same tests and I didn't win! :(</p>

<p>The number of 5s you need varies depending on your state and your gender.</p>

<p>On a side note, I had the same number as lackadaisy, and it was also completely accidental.</p>

<p>God help these poor, poor souls...</p>

<p>Because Maryland students are up against the likes of Richard McCutcheon, a778999! :D</p>

<p>There's only one award per each guy and girl from a state, so indeed, this would be one of those "move-to-Wyoming-and-be-a-superstar" moments.</p>

<p>Matt McCutchen is a genius.</p>

<p>My parents are friends with Allen Lin's parents, and the whole Asian community in the county went beserk about this. He took 13 APs and got 5s in all of them, and he's taking 3 more now . . . so that's like 16 in all.</p>

<p>so is 7 out of 8 5s (with near perfect raw scores on each exam) enough to get it done in NY?</p>

<p>What do they do in case of a tie?</p>

<p>They compare composite scores on each of the exams.</p>

<p>When you mean composite, you mean the raw scores, not SAT or ACT scores?</p>

<p>no....why do that?</p>

<p>The only way to assure yourself of a national award is to get perfect 5's on as many exams as possible...to give you an idea, I'm feeling perfectos in stat, chem, both physics, and computer science. I took calc BC and bio last year and got near-perfects on both of those, and yet even I feel skeptical because of Environmental Science (I don't think I will get more than a 120 out of 150 on it, with about 60 of my points probably coming from the FRQ)</p>