This year, more than 1,700 finalists competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Finalists qualify for Intel ISEF by participating regional, state, or national fairs associated with Society for Science & the Public.
In addition to the Grand Awards, which were announced on Friday, May 15, more than 60 Special Awards organizations also provide awards. Special Award organizations provide educational scholarships, cash awards, summer internships, scientific field trips, equipment grants, and more. Special Awards were announced on Thursday, May 14.
North Carolina had a total of 21 students presenting 16 projects from three regional fairs, NCSEF Region 3A (one project), Region 3B (one project), and Region 6 (two projects); and the state fair, NC Science and Engineering Fair (twelve projects).
Congratulations to Elizabeth Kinsey, an 8th grader from Charles P. Murrey Middle School in Wimington for becoming a finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS competition with her project "Water Pollution and the Eastern Oyster: A Study of Juvenile Crassostrea virginica". She is one of 30 finalists in the United States. Elizabeth receives an all expenses paid trip to the Silicon Valley for the finals competition October 1 - 7, 2015. Learn more about the Broadcom MASTERS competition.
The 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) was held May 8 – 13 in Phoenix, AZ. ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Student Finalists at ISEF are 9th through 12th graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.
This year there were a total of 1,760 student Finalists from 77 countries that participated. North Carolina had a total of 20 students for 17 projects and represented three Regional (Region 3A, Region 3B, and Region 6) and the State NC Science and Engineering Fair.