Sydney Bergman, a 2010 Society for Science & the Public Fellow, is a biology teacher at School Without Walls, her own alma mater, in Washington, D.C. This year, she had three students attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) as finalists. Below, she gives us a glimpse into that experience.
Carolyn Carson, Development Associate at Society for Science & the Public, gives us her first impressions of Broadcom MASTERS International. This was Carolyn's first time attending both the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) and Broadcom MASTERS International.
Eight Society for Science & the Public (SSP) science fair alumni attended the fourth White House Science Fair today where President Obama honored winners of the nation’s top science competitions and viewed their award-winning projects.
Nathan Han, 15, of Boston won the Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000 for developing a machine learning software tool to study mutations of a gene linked to breast cancer at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Nathan is also an alumnus of the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS.
This year, more than 1,700 finalists competed at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Finalists qualify for Intel ISEF by participating in local, regional, state, or national fairs associated with Society for Science & the Public.
It’s not all work and no play at Intel ISEF!
Finalists had social activities like the Pin Exchange, Intel ISEF night at LA Live, and a field trip to Universal Studios. We caught up with finalists and student observers at Universal Studios, where we asked them what their favorite part of the week had been so far.
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Attendees of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) had the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of esteemed scientists on Tuesday, including Nobel Laureates J. Michael Bishop, Martin Chalfie, H. Robert Horvitz, Harold Kroto, John Mather, and Draper Prize award winner Frances Arnold.
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Every year at Intel ISEF, we have a group of finalists that are alumni of our other programs: the Intel Science Talent Search and the Broadcom MASTERS competition. We recognize this group by gathering them together for lunch during Intel ISEF and letting them catch up with each other and meet the alumni from other program years.