The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for approximately 1,600 high school students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $4 million annually. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12.
In 2013, Ionut Budisteanu, 19, of Romania was awarded the Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000 for using artificial intelligence to create a viable model for a low-cost, self-driving car. Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, CA and Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport, LA received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000. Eesha developed a supercapacitator, an energy-efficient storage device that has the potential to replace conventional batteries; and Henry simulated clusters of galaxies providing valuable new data to help better understand the mysteries of astrophysics.
Intel ISEF will be held May 11-16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Intel ISEF 2015 will be held in Pittsburgh and Intel ISEF 2016 will be held in Phoenix.
Intel ISEF is a program of Society for Science & the Public, sponsored through 2019 by Intel.