This past summer, Intel and Society for Science & the Public won a joint grant for $150,000 in the fourth Digital Media and Learning Competition, held in conjunction with the Mozilla Foundation and supported by the MacArthur Foundation.
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.