Exchanging pins from different countries and states that young scientists represent at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), is a tradition which kicks off an action-packed competition week. For the first time since 2019, Regeneron ISEF is fully in person, bringing together more than 1,600 students from 64 countries, regions and territories to exchange scientific ideas and learn about each other’s research projects. An event exclusively for the finalists, the energy in the room was buzzing as students excitedly asked, “where are you from?” and said “whoa, those pins are awesome!” Here’s an inside look at the first event of the week!
It was all smiles during the 2023 Regeneron ISEF Pin Exchange!Society for Science/Chris Ayers Photography
Interested in following along during Regeneron ISEF competition week? You can learn about this year’s finalists here. Tune in to watch the Grand Awards ceremony this Friday to see who takes home the top $75,000 award. That event starts at 9 a.m. CT on May 19.