Young Scientists from Around the World Compete in Phoenix

Young Scientists from Around the World Compete in Phoenix

Approximately 1,600 High School Students Vie for more than $4 Million

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intel Corporation:

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WHO:

     

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.
 

WHEN:

Public Exhibition of Projects

Thursday, May 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MT
This is the best opportunity for registered media to see, interview, film and photograph a broad range of students from across the country and the world. This year, research topics range from medical treatments to environmental solutions to robotic technology.
 

Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 17 from 9-11 a.m. MT
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:

Phoenix Convention Center

100 N. 3rd Street
 

QUOTES:

"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."
 

MORE INFO:

To get the latest Intel education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

 

To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, visit www.societyforscience.org, and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.

MEDIA

 

CONTACTS:

Gail Dundas, Intel

503-264-2154, gail.dundas@intel.com

 
Rachel Sutherland, Intel Arizona

480-552-2002, rachel.sutherland@intel.com

 
Maria Culp, North of Nine Communications, for Intel

646-525-5654, maria.culp@nof9.com

 
Sarah Wood, Society for Science & the Public

202-872-5110, swood@societyforscience.org




Intel
Gail Dundas, 503-264-2154
gail.dundas@intel.com
or
Intel Arizona
Rachel Sutherland, 480-552-2002
rachel.sutherland@intel.com
or
North of Nine Communications, for Intel
Maria Culp, 646-525-5654
maria.culp@nof9.com
or
Society for Science & the Public
Sarah Wood, 202-872-5110
swood@societyforscience.org

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