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Media Alert: Young Innovators Take Center Stage at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair



The world’s largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public, comes to Los Angeles May 11-16. Approximately 1,700 high school students selected from 435 affiliate fairs in more than 70 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than US$5 million in awards. The full list of finalists is available in the event program (starting at page 47).

Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation, and Rick Bates, interim CEO and chief advancement officer of Society for Science & the Public, will be available for comment at the event.

Media must be registered to attend. To register, please reach out to the contacts listed below.


Public Exhibition of Projects

Thursday, May 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PT
- This is the best opportunity for registered media to see, interview, film and photograph students from across the country and the world who are working to find solutions to global challenges through science, technology, engineering and math research. This year, research topics range from robotic technology to computational medical models to big data analytics.

Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 16 from 9-11 a.m. PT

- Registered media are invited to attend the awards ceremony where the winners will be announced. The top prizes awarded by the Intel Foundation include the US$75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award, named for the Intel co-founder and fellow scientist. Two additional top winning projects will receive Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of US$50,000 each.

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Public Exhibition of Projects – Exhibit Halls J/K
Awards Ceremony – Exhibit Halls G/H
QUOTES: “Through the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Intel aims to empower students to develop innovations that positively impact the way we work and live,” said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. “We hope the competition will not only shine a spotlight on the finalists’ achievements, but also encourage more youth to embrace science, technology, engineering and math.”
“By earning the right to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, student finalists have proven they have the capability and desire to become the leading scientists and engineers of tomorrow,” said Rick Bates, interim CEO and chief advancement officer of Society for Science & the Public. “Intel ISEF is not only a chance to compete for awards but an opportunity to learn, be inspired, and share their research with fellow top young students from around the world.”

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