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World’s Brightest Young Innovators Take Center Stage at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

More Than 1,700 High School Students Compete in Los Angeles for Approximately $4 million in Awards

WHAT/WHO: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, will take place in Los Angeles from May 14-19. More than 1,700 high school students selected from 425 affiliate fairs in 78 countries, regions and territories will showcase cutting-edge research and inventions and compete for approximately $4 million in awards. The full list of finalists is available in the event program (starting on page 60). This year, 21 finalists are from the Los Angeles area.

Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public, and Rosalind Hudnell, Intel vice president of Corporate Affairs and president of the Intel Foundation, will be available for comment at the event.

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

WHEN: Public Exhibition of Projects

Thursday, May 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PT

  • 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.

Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 19, 9 a.m.-11 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.
WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Public Exhibition of Projects – LACC – South Hall JK
Awards Ceremony – LACC – South Hall GH
QUOTES: “The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair provides young innovators from around the world with an amazing opportunity to come together and share their passion for addressing the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Rosalind Hudnell, Intel vice president of Corporate Affairs and president of the Intel Foundation. “These young people bring great enthusiasm and continue to inspire us through their talents and passion for changing the world.”

“Now, more than ever, it is important to inspire young people to pursue a career in STEM. The students who are competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair comprise the most powerful STEM talent pipeline in the world. These students are the stewards of our future – their groundbreaking ideas hold the answers to our world’s most intractable problems,” said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of Science News.

MORE INFO: For more information on Intel’s commitment to education, visit and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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CONTACT: To RSVP for the event or to schedule interviews, contact Olivia Campbell, (646) 384-2095,

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