The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) brings together more than 1,500 finalists to compete in the largest international pre-college science and engineering fair.
In addition to the finalists, around 4,000 students from Arizona will visit the Phoenix Convention Center, free of charge, for a day celebrating science on Thursday, May 16. Students will meet Intel ISEF finalists, learn about careers in science, participate in hands on activities in the Science and Technology Expo Hall, and solve a murder mystery using science and critical thinking in the Forensic Science Challenge.
Volunteers help make this special opportunity possible for Arizona schools. There are many exciting opportunities to volunteer on Education Outreach Day, whether you can come for a few hours, or stay all day. Visit the Society’s website to register as a volunteer for Education Outreach Day and indicate where you would most like to volunteer: Education Outreach Program, Transportation/Crowd Management, Operations/Hub, or as General Support. For information about volunteering as a group, please contact the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Outreach Program:
Forensic Science Challenge Room Volunteers
Assist school groups with forensic activities, staff one station of the forensic activity (blood spatter, DNA, fingerprinting, etc), help students solve clues, and monitor time.
Finalist Exhibition Hall Stampers/Science and Technology Expo Hall Stampers
Stamp passports for school groups visiting the exhibition expo halls. School groups will earn stamps by visiting student finalists and learning about their projects, and by participating in hands on activities.
Help unload buses as they arrive at the convention center, distribute signs to school groups, direct traffic, and reload buses at the end of the day.
Direct school groups into stanchions for departures and arrivals, distribute bags as groups enter the convention center, and accompany lead chaperone to register.
Introduction Video Ushers/Door Monitors
Welcome students to the convention hall, man doors as video is in progress, direct students to their seats to watch introduction video, and encourage groups to leave the hall once video has ended.
Escort individual school group throughout the entire day to ensure group is following their assigned schedule. Volunteer will spend entire day with one school group. Must be comfortable around middle and high school students.
Check each school group into lunch at assigned time. Responsible for distributing lunch to each school, monitoring time, etc.
Additional volunteer opportunities are available throughout the week of Intel ISEF (May 12-17). Volunteers at Intel ISEF 2013 will receive a complimentary membership to the Society for Science & the Public, as well as a digital badge recognizing their efforts. Unfortunately, the Society cannot provide compensation for travel or housing for volunteers.