Lawrence (Larry) Gettleman was a finalist in the 1958 National Science Fair, now known as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Larry continued to pursue a career in the sciences, and is now a professor of prosthodontics and biomaterials at the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry. He has also been involved with several science fairs, including volunteering for more than 20 years with the Louisville Regional Science Fair, which will celebrate its 50th year in 2014.
Katherine Bomkamp competed in both the 2009 and 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fairs. In 2009, she received a Fourth Award in the Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering Category and in 2010 she received a Special Organization Award from the International Council on Systems Engineering.
SSP Alumnus Shari-Lynn Odzer, who participated in both the Science Talent Search and the International Science and Engineering Fair (now both sponsored by Intel) while in high school, describes her experiences participating in science education competitions and how that impacted her current career as a physician.
Gwen Noda, Co-Director of the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, took time off to volunteer at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012 held in Pittsburgh this May. She is also serving on the Education Outreach team of the Local Arrangements Committee for Intel ISEF 2014 being held in Los Angeles. Below she describes her experience and why she feels it’s important to support competitions such as the Intel ISEF.
Peter Zhou of Jericho, New York won an opportunity to represent the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) at the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) held this August. In addition, Peter also won a 2nd Place Grand Award in Medicine and Health Science at the Intel ISEF 2012.The London International Youth Science Forum is a two-week program held annually for 300 young scientists from more than 50 countries.