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Media Alert: World’s Brightest Young Innovators in the Spotlight at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

1,700 High School Students Compete for Approximately US$4M in Pittsburgh


The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the world’s largest high school science research competition, will take place in Pittsburgh from May 10-15. Approximately 1,700 high school students selected from 422 affiliate fairs in more than 75 countries, regions and territories will showcase cuttingedge research and inventions and compete for approximately US$4 million in awards. The full list of finalists is available in the event program (starting on page 61).

Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation, and Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public, will be available for comment at the event.

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


Public Exhibition of Projects

Thursday, May 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET

  • 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 wearable technology to big data analytics to renewable energy.

Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 15 from 9-11:30 a.m. ET

  • 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.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Public Exhibition of Projects – DLCC Halls B and DE

Awards Ceremony – DLCC Hall A


“The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair provides 1,700 brilliant teenagers with a unique opportunity to share cutting-edge ideas, exchange cultural perspectives and build lifelong friendships,” said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. “We’re inspired by these young innovators and problem-solvers who are using science and technology to tackle our toughest global challenges and create a brighter future.”

“Uniting students from around the world this year in Pittsburgh, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair provides a unique opportunity for the world’s top young innovators to compete for millions of dollars in awards while sharing their research and visions for the future with their peers,” said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public. “We look forward with great anticipation to what these students will contribute individually and as a community to make our world a better place.”


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Olivia Campbell, North of Nine Communications, for Intel


Sarah Wood, Society for Science & the Public


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