In May, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) took place in Atlanta, with 23 Chinese students having participated in the competition. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition, aimed at expanding knowledge and enthusiasm for science, mathematics, and engineering. 15 Chinese students were awarded in 14 category prizes. A number of winners were also awarded by having asteroids named in their honour - amongst them were three Chinese students: Fang Xing, Qiu Jun and Bai Xuefei.
“To see young students from around the world develop innovative solutions to problems confronting society shows the true power of this international science fair,” said Intel Chairman Craig Barrett. “They demonstrate that dedication to science inquiry can transcend boundaries and show what we can accomplish when we focus on education and science.”