The SSP Blog
Thabit Pulak of Richardson, Texas was the winner of the Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012.
Kurtis Carsch from Plano, Texas, now a freshman studying chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), describes his experiences as an Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2012 finalist, what inspired him up until that point, and what he is up to now.
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.
Each year at the Intel Science Talent Search, alumni of the program are invited to speak to the most recent group of finalists. This year’s keynote speaker was Robert “Bob” Sproull, who recently retired as Vice President and Director of Oracle Labs, an applied research group that originated at Sun Microsystems. Sproull currently serves as Chair of the U.S. National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board and as an adjunct professor of Computer Science at UMass.