Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
Each year, approximately 7 million high school students around the globe develop original research projects and present their work at local science competitions with the hope of making it to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Only the best and brightest—nearly 1,700 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions—are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math. At the event, these young innovators share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and compete for more than USD 5 million in awards and scholarships.
Rewarding Scientific Discovery and Innovation
At Intel ISEF, awards are based on students’ abilities to tackle challenging scientific questions, use authentic research practices, and create solutions for the problems of tomorrow.
Raymond Wang received the Gordon E. Moore Award of US$75,000 at Intel ISEF 2015 for engineering a new air inlet system for airplane cabins to improve air quality and curb disease transmission.
Nicole Ticea received a Young Scientist award of $50,000 at Intel ISEF 2015 for developing an inexpensive, easy-to-use testing device to combat the high rate of undiagnosed HIV infection in low-income communities.
Karan Jerath received a Young Scientist award of $50,000 at Intel ISEF 2015 for a novel device that should allow an undersea oil well to rapidly and safely recover following a blowout.