Siemens Makes Donation to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

$11,750 gift will help Museum inspire and educate guests on science topics


Wednesday, August 13, 2008 8:08 am EDT



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"The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago was a natural choice for Siemens to support"

Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc. today donated $11,750 to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. This donation was made on behalf of visitors to the Siemens booth at the recent IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition in Chicago.

Siemens launched a special website inviting visitors to preview its booth and schedule appointments and demonstrations during the exposition. In keeping with Siemens' 160-year tradition of giving back to communities, the Company made a contribution to the Museum of Science and Industry for each visitor to the booth and for each meeting scheduled before the event. The resulting $11,750 gift is being given to the Museum of Science and Industry to help it achieve its vision to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering.

"The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago was a natural choice for Siemens to support," said Dave Pacyna, Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc. president and CEO. "Siemens is among the first engineering innovators in the world, and our own non-profit Siemens Foundation focuses on advancing science, math and technology among American students," he added. Museum volunteers were available in the Siemens booth at the IEEE exposition to highlight the great work being done through the Museum's programs.

"Siemens is a recognized global leader in science and industry, and we are very grateful for this donation. Gifts like this help the Museum strive towards its vision and reach out to students, teachers and guests of all ages -- from Chicago and around the world through our interactive exhibits, educational workshops and groundbreaking science programming," said David Mosena, president and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Pacyna added, "Siemens is a strong advocate of math and science education, which is key to developing and retaining top talent for us and for our customers -- electric utilities. With the current and increasing deficit in engineering talent in the energy industry, institutions like the Museum of Science and Industry are beneficial in fostering a desire in our nation's youth to pursue careers in the sciences."

About Siemens

Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, NC, creates innovative product, system and service solutions for its customers -- electric utilities, transmission organizations, Independent System Operators, and large energy consumers. It is a leading supplier of high and medium voltage power delivery equipment, energy management systems, network planning and power system engineering software for regulated and deregulated generation, transmission, and distribution markets. The company's products and systems are used to increase power system capacity and improve the reliability, stability and flexibility of power delivery and network control systems. It has operations in Wendell, NC; Jackson, MS; Minneapolis, MN; San Jose, CA; Schenectady, NY; Jackson, TN; Heber Springs, AR; and Atlanta, GA. For more information visit us at:

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With nearly 400,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide sales of $96.6 billion in fiscal 2007. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA reported sales of $19.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. For more information on Siemens in the United States, visit

About the Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry's mission is to inspire the inventive genius in everyone. The Museum first opened its doors on June 19, 1933. In 2008 -- more than 175 million guests later -- the Museum commemorates its 75th Anniversary with a year-long celebration. Located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, the Museum is open every day of the year except December 25. Regular Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. The general admission pricing is $13 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for children ages 3 to 11. Free general admission will be offered every weekday September 2-30. City of Chicago residents receive a discount on general admission. The Museum offers indoor parking and is accessible by CTA and Metra. The Museum is supported in part through the generosity of the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit the Museum's Web site at or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of Chicago.

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