WHAT: The world’s largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2012, a program of Society for Science & the Public, comes to Pittsburgh, Pa. May 13-18. More than 1,500 high school students selected from 446 affiliate fairs in approximately 70 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $3 million in awards.
- Celebrating the achievements of the young scientists participating in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Benjamin Gulak, founder and CEO of BPG motors and three-time Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalist, will keynote while Brian David Johnson, futurist at Intel Corporation, will also provide comment.
- This event will be streamed live at: http://demo.livecast.com/isef2012HD or on a mobile device at: http://demo.livecast.com/m/isef2012.
- This is the best opportunity for media to see, interview, film and photograph a broad range of students from across the country and the world. This year, research projects include such topics as earthquake detection, oil spill cleanup, self-navigating robots, energy-generating hiking boots and alternative chemotherapy treatments.
- Registered media are invited to attend the awards ceremony where the winners will be announced. The top prizes awarded by the Intel Foundation include the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award, named forthe Intel cofounder and retired chairman and CEO. Two additional top winning projects will receive Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 each.