This month, we are beyond excited to welcome more than 1,600 finalists from 372 affiliated fairs from around the globe to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF). This year’s event will be held in person at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, marking the first time since 2019 that Regeneron ISEF will be fully in person. As we prepare to embark on another unforgettable week connecting through STEM, we’re proud to recognize our exceptional sponsor community, without whom Regeneron ISEF would not be possible.
Regeneron has been the title sponsor of ISEF since 2020, celebrating the best and brightest young minds globally and encouraging them to pursue careers in STEM to positively impact the world. Through its commitment as the title sponsor, Regeneron provides significant funding and supports all elements of the fair and is instrumental in creating a life-changing program for the STEM leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Regeneron is joined by a community of 23 additional sponsors, all working together to build the world’s most powerful STEM research talent pipeline and community. The number of Regeneron ISEF sponsors has increased this year with 24 sponsors compared to last year’s 19.
ISEF’s 21 different judging categories are sponsored by a variety of organizations including Akamai Foundation, Beal Bank, Howmet Aerospace Foundation, Jacobs, Microsoft, National Geographic Society, Regeneron, Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust II, Robert I. Schattner Foundation and Siemens Energy.
Additional sponsors are also supporting other engaging elements of this year’s program. For instance, Lyda Hill Philanthropies is sponsoring the Women in STEM Panel while Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust is sponsoring the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Impact Panel. King Abdulaziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity is sponsoring the annual, honored Pin Exchange this year, which is always a highlight for finalists around the globe to meet one another.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supports the Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations and the Equitable Access Fund for Affiliated Science Fairs, which helps fairs ensure inclusivity and support historically underserved populations.
The President’s Dinner is sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies. Texas A&M Engineering is sponsoring the Student Mixer. Perot Museum of Nature and Science is sponsoring the Adult Mixer along with tours of the museum. The University of Texas at Dallas is sponsoring our volunteers this year and Insaco is sponsoring the Hub. Our lead technology sponsor is the Akamai Foundation while Southern Methodist University is sponsoring tools and supplies. Cesco Linguistic Services is sponsoring translation services.
This year’s Education Outreach Day is sponsored by Army ROTC, ExxonMobil, The Hoglund Foundation, Jacobs, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, Oracle Academy and Texas A&M Engineering, and will welcome students from across Texas to Regeneron ISEF to take part in day of interactive STEM activities, including hearing directly from finalists through a series of TED-style talks and engaging in a scientific discovery zone.
The Society is thrilled to see such a wide range of organizations unite behind the goal of elevating the next generation of scientists and engineers. We are grateful to these organizations and applaud their support of the global community of young researchers and innovators. Their collaborative efforts will undoubtedly help shape a brighter future for the world of STEM, and for that, we commend them.