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In 2011, Bonnie Lei from Walnut, CA was both an Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) finalist. At Intel ISEF, she received a Second Award in Animal Sciences. Bonnie is currently a student at Harvard University and co-founder of The Food Lab for Kids.
Zeyu Liu from Calgary, Canada won a trip to tour CERN, a trip to the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Prague, a Best of Category Award in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and the K. Soumyanath Memorial Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2013. Zeyu was also previously a finalist at Intel ISEF in 2011.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. More than 1,000 judges are needed in order to review projects from the more than 1,600 finalists who will travel from around the world to compete at Intel ISEF in Los Angeles this May.
River Grace was the top winner of the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS, a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for middle school students. He recently wrote a blog post for SSP about his research on tortoises and his experiences during and after the Broadcom MASTERS.
Society for Science & the Public’s history of educational competitions reaches back to 1942, when the Science Talent Search was first held. It was soon joined by the National Science Fair, which became the International Science and Engineering Fair in 1958 when Japan, Canada, and Germany joined the competition. In addition, a competition for middle school students was added in the 1990’s.
Meghan Shea, a Intel Science Talent Search 2013 finalist, wrote a blog post for us about her experiences and the opportunities Intel STS helped open up for her- including winning the Next Generation Award from Popular Mechanics and traveling to Kenya as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change.