Approximately 1,600 High School Students Vie for more than $4 Million
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 Phoenix May 12-17. Approximately 1,600 high school students selected from 433 affiliate fairs in more than 70 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $4 million in awards. The full list of finalists is available in the event program (starting at page 56).
At most events, Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation, and Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public, will be available for comment.
Media must be registered to attend. To register, please reach out to the contacts listed below.
Public Exhibition of Projects
Thursday, May 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MT
Friday, May 17 from 9-11 a.m. MT
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd Street
"Through the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Intel encourages high school students around the world to explore science and math,” said Intel’s Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. “By giving the finalists a global stage, we are allowing them to share their promising research with the public – from fellow scientists to future scientists."
"Finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair are dedicated, passionate and curious,” said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public. “The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair provides an opportunity for these scientists to share ideas and showcase their research. The students competing in Phoenix this year will use their creativity and intelligence to provide insights into the challenges of today and tomorrow."
PHOENIX, May 16, 2013 – Madelyn Lucas, 14, from Farmington, N.M. explained her research project on probiotics' affect on the digestive system to an eager group of middle schoolers at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest high school science research competition. More than 1,600 high schoolers from 70 countries, regions and territories are competing for more than $4 million in awards this week. PHOTO CREDIT: Intel/Chris Ayers
Gail Dundas, Intel
Rachel Sutherland, Intel Arizona
Maria Culp, North of Nine Communications, for Intel
Sarah Wood, Society for Science & the Public