Intel Science Fair 2012 in Pittsburgh May 13-18

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012 will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 13-18.  More than 1500 outstanding high school students from 65 countries are expected to present their research projects at this event. Intel ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

To become eligible to participate in Intel ISEF, millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs.  The winners of these events participate in Intel ISEF-affiliated regional and state science fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend the Intel ISEF. Those selected to participate in the prestigious Intel ISEF are called Intel Finalists.

The first day of the program feature an opening ceremony during with the participants get to meet each other and exchange their national or state pins. During the hectic one week program all the project displays are judged and over $4 million in prizes and scholarships are distributed.  The top Best in Category winner will get The Gordon E. Moore Award and $75,000.  The Intel finalists are judged on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill, and clarity shown in their projects.

The 2012 competition will be held at David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Intel ISEF is a program of Society for Science & the Public.

The Society for Science & the Public and Intel hosted the Intel ISEF 2011 in Los Angeles on May 8-13. Matthew Feddersen and Blake Marggraff from Lafayette, Calif. were awarded the top prize, the Gordon E. Moore Award, and $75,000, for developing a potentially more effective and less expensive cancer treatment that places tin metal near a tumor before radiation therapy.

The 2013 competition will be held in Phoenix, Arizona (May 12-17). 

Intel ISEF Grand Awards: A list of Grand Awards given at the Intel ISEF  including the category awards. 

Intel ISEF Special Awards: Apart from the Grand Awards a large number of other awards are also given at the ceremony. A list of Special Awards of the Intel ISEF 2011 are given here.

Intel ISEF Past Results: Detailed listing of individual award and scholarship winners

Forms and Deadlines for Participation:  The Intel ISEF forms constitute written documentation of what will occur, or in some cases, has already occurred, in a research project.

Link to Rules and Guidelines at Intel ISEF website

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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