Legacy of the Gordon E. Moore Awards

Gordon E. Moore
Photo courtesy of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Fueled by innovation and ingenuity, Gordon E. Moore is an inventor, leader and visionary. He has long been affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

From 2010 through 2019, a Gordon E. Moore Award at ISEF was supported by Intel who was then the title sponsor of the competition. Today, the Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations, supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, provides finalists of Regeneron ISEF with the opportunity to be recognized for making an enduring difference for future generations, through rigorous scientific inquiry and a passion for discovery and invention.

About Gordon E. Moore

As a leader in the semiconductor industry, Gordon helped shape what we now recognize as Silicon Valley and the technology sector. Gordon has been committed to scientific discovery and technological progress throughout his career. He co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and then Intel Corporation, creator of the world’s first microprocessor, in 1968. He became Intel’s president and chief executive officer in 1975 and held that post until elected chairman and chief executive officer in 1979 and chairman emeritus in 1997.

Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes

In recognition of Gordon E. Moore’s continued legacy of honoring the best at the International Science and Engineering Fair, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is providing the $50,000 Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations.

Learn more about the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair and about the awards presented at ISEF.

View the video of the 2021 Gordon E. Moore Award announcement which was presented during the Grand Awards Ceremony of ISEF 2021.

Winners of the Gordon E. Moore Award from 2010-2021

For the last nine years of Intel’s sponsorship of ISEF, the company bestowed the Gordon E. Moore Award recognizing the top award at Intel ISEF that presented innovative research and potential impact.

The following ISEF projects earned the Gordon E. Moore Award dating back to the introduction of the Award in 2010 (with links to abstracts as far back as 2014):

2010 Winner of the Gordon E. Moore Award

2010

Amy Chyao (Richardon, Texas, USA) – Lights, Quantum Dots, Action!

2011 Winner of the Gordon E. Moore Award

2011

Matthew Feddersen and Blake Marggraff (Lafayette, California, USA) — Treatment of Simulated Cancer Cells with Compton Scattering-Produced Secondary Radiation

2012 Winner of the Gordon E. Moore Award

2012

Jack Andraka (Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA) — A Novel Paper Sensor for the Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

2013 Winner of the Gordon E. Moore Award

2013

Ionut Budistineau (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania)—Using Artificial Intelligence to Create a Low Cost Self-Driving Car

2014 Winner of the Gordon E. Moore Award

2014

Nathan Han (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) – Characteristics of Deleterious Mutations in Tumor Suppressor Genes

2015 Winner of the Gordon E. Moore Award

2015

Raymond Wang (Vancouver, Canada) – Aircraft Cabin Airflow: Curbing Disease Transmission

John Benedict Allasas Estrada

2021

John Benedict Allasas Estrada (Fresno, California, USA) — Development of a Novel AI Drought-Stress Assessment (AIDA) Model in Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum) Plants Using a Custom-Built Robotic RGB + Infrared (IR) Camera