Media Alert: Young Innovators from Around the World Compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Remake Learning Days to Celebrate Nine Days of Educational Experiences

What: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public and the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, will take place in Pittsburgh from May 13-18.

  • Nearly 1,800 high school students selected from 420 affiliate fairs in 80 countries, regions and territories will showcase cuttingedge research and inventions.
  • Finalists will be competing for approximately $5 million in awards and scholarships.
  • The full list of finalists is available in the event program (starting on page 60). This year, four finalists are from the Pittsburgh area.

Remake Learning, a Pittsburgh-based network that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change, will launch Remake Learning Days, from May 17-25. This festival of more than 270 events features future-ready, hands-on educational experiences for youth, families, caregivers and educators throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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

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A crowd of students gather ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  (Credit: Chris Ayers/Society for Science & the Public)
When: Remake Learning Days Kickoff Breakfast

Thursday, May 17, 8-9:30 a.m. ET

The Remake Learning Days Kickoff takes place at Intel ISEF. Learn about Remake Learning Days programming throughout the month of May. Then, tour the Public Exhibition of Projects, showcasing the work of nearly 1,800 student finalists from around the world conducting groundbreaking research in 22 STEM fields.

Intel ISEF Public Exhibition of Projects

Thursday, May 17, 9 a.m.-1 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 virtual reality to sustainable energy to machine learning.

Intel ISEF Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 18, 9-11:30 a.m. PT

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 $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 $50,000 each.

Who: Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public
Rosalind Hudnell, Intel vice president of Corporate Affairs and president of the Intel Foundation
Sunanna Chand, Remake Learning Director
Where: David Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquense Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Public Exhibition of Projects – DLCC Halls B and DE
Awards Ceremony – DLCC Hall A
Quotes: “The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair brings together young innovators from around the world to explore solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges and share their passion for STEM,” said Rosalind Hudnell, Intel vice president of Corporate Affairs and president of the Intel Foundation. “We are continually inspired by these brilliant, young minds and their creative approaches to solving important, complex issues.”

“The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair encourages the best and brightest future scientists and engineers to come together to develop solutions to the world’s most intractable problems,” said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News. “These students hold the key to global innovation in creating a better world for generations to come.”

“There’s no better backdrop to be officially kicking off nine days of hands-on, technology-infused learning experiences than at the world’s top competition that sparks big ideas from young innovators,” said Dorie Taylor, producer for Remake Learning Days. “Our goal since the inception of Remake Learning Days in 2016 has been to spark a learning revolution for students, inspiring them as well as the adults in their lives to meet their futures head-on. By connecting them with ideas that tap into their passions, we hope to encourage them to embrace education as a bridge to this future.”

More Info: For more information on Intel’s commitment to education, visit the Intel Innovation Generation page on Intel.com and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, visit its website, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at Society4Science.

To learn more about Remake Learning, visit its website and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact: To RSVP for the event or to schedule interviews, contact Samantha Rubenstein: 212-210-5899, Samantha.Rubenstein@pprww.com.

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