After months of hard work on his project, Harsha Uppili of Oregon qualified as an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2014 finalist, earning a trip to Los Angeles, but he never dreamed the competition would lead to another special experience. Uppili and two other finalists, Achal Fernando-Peiris of Ohio and Yousuf Soliman of California, won the Innovation Exploration Grand Award at Intel ISEF.
On September 3, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced the selection of 300 students as semifinalists in the fourth annual Broadcom MASTERS®– the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is an experience of a lifetime for many students. The competition connects them to other peers interested in science, motivates them to continue following their passion for research, and in some cases, leads to awards and even more unbeatable experiences.
Gili Rusak of New York was one of the recipients of the CERN Special Award. She caught up with us to share her experience on the six day trip.
Julienne Sauer won a second place award in Science at Broadcom MASTERS 2013 and a scholarship from Arizona State University at Intel ISEF 2014. On our Doing Science blog, she tells us about her experiences competing in SSP educational competitions and her summer expedition to the American Prarie Reserve and Yellowstone National Park.
Chuck Vukotich is the judging chair for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2015 being held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His role is to recruit, train, and supervise approximately 1,000 volunteer judges across all fields of science, math, technology, and engineering. These judges will interview more than 1,700 finalists in May 2015.
Winning a special award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is a highlight for the high school students who pour their hearts into high-caliber research. For the winners of the all-expense paid summer trip to CERN, the experience was further validation that all their hard work and long hours were truly worth the incredible effort.
Semifinalists of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS will be announced on Wednesday, September 3. The 300 semifinalists will be selected from a record number of applications this year—2,054 students!
James “Jim” Mitchell was a finalist at the 1978 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Orange County, California.What was your experience being an International Science and Engineering Fair finalist like?
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Lillie Bryant, a 2012 SSP Fellow, is spending her summer making research fun and accessible to as many students as she can. With the knowledge and experiences her students have gained through her programs and previous science fair experiences, Bryant helps set her students up for success.