The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. Approximately 1,700 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions and territories showcase their independent research as they compete for approximately $4 million in prizes. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12.
In 2016, Han Jie (Austin) Wang, 18, of Vancouver, Canada was the recipient of the first place Gordon E. Moore Award and $75,000 for developing microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that more efficiently convert organic waste into electricity.
Syamantak Payra, 15, of Friendswood, Texas, received one of two Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 for developing a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace that allows an individual with a weakened leg to walk more naturally.
Kathy Liu, 17, of Salt Lake City, Utah, received the other Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for developing an alternative battery component that could significantly improve battery performance and safety.
Intel ISEF 2017 will be held in Los Angeles, Intel ISEF 2018 will be in Pittsburgh, and Intel ISEF 2019 will be in Phoenix.
Intel ISEF is a program of Society for Science & the Public, sponsored through 2019 by Intel.