International Science and Engineering Fair
The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is an annual science fair in the United States, and is owned and administered by the Society for Science & the Public a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.,.
Background[change | change source]
Each May, more than 1500 students from roughly 70 countries and territories compete in the fair for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prizes, including one $75,000 and two $50,000 college scholarships.
All prizes together amount to over $4,070,000. Two awards ceremonies are held including: Special Awards Organization Presentation (which now includes the Government Awards Presentations) and the Grand Awards Ceremony. The International Science and Engineering Fair was founded in 1950 by Science Service (now the Society for Science & the Public) and was sponsored by the Intel Corporation from 1997 to 2019.
Notable alumni[change | change source]
ISEF alumni include:
- Richard Zare (1957): American chemist who won the National Medal of Science in 1983 
- James Gunn (1957): Astronomer and MacArthur Fellow who won the National Medal of Science in 2008 
- Paul Modrich (1964): American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2015 
- Susan Solomon (1972): Atmospheric chemist who won the National Medal of Science in 1999 
- Kristina M. Johnson (1975): SUNY Chancellor 
- Dianne Newman (1987): Microbiologist 
- Feng Zhang (2000): CRISPR researcher 
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (2007): United States Congresswoman 
- Alex Deans (2013): Inventor 
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Intel International Science and Engineering Fair". Intel. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- ↑ "About". Society for Science and the Public. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- ↑ "Mission and History". Society for Science and the Public. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- ↑ "FAQ about the Intel ISEF". Society For Science & the Public. Archived from the original on 12 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
- ↑ Bellinger, Robert (June 9, 1997). "Intel exec decries latest labor trend". Electronic Engineering Times. No. 957. p. 130.
Intel is taking an even longer view of the problem. "The number of people entering science and engineering is declining," said Yu, quoting surveys that show the number of EE degrees awarded annually slipping below 20,000 in recent years-or about 10,000 fewer than in the 1980s. "That's a problem for the whole high-technology industry," said Yu, who has a keen interest in educational issues. "We need to bring up the visibility of science and engineering." Television rarely portrays engineers as having exciting or interesting jobs. So Intel has stepped in and is sponsoring equipment-donation programs in college laboratories. And this year, the company became the key sponsor of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), recently held in Louisville, Ky.
- ↑ Lohr, Steve (February 14, 2017). "Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis". The New York Times.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Society Alumni Honors". Society for Science & The Public. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
- ↑ "Conversations with Maya: Kristina Johnson". Society for Science & The Public. June 28, 2018. Archived from the original on May 2, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
- ↑ "This MacArthur Fellow researches how bacteria shaped the Earth". Society for Science and the Public. 24 October 2016. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
- ↑ "Feng Zhang becomes Society Board Member". Society for Science and the Public. September 28, 2017.
- ↑ King, Georgia Frances (December 1, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a prestigious science-fair prize for research involving free radicals". Quartz.
- ↑ "Alex Deans". Windsor Public Library. Retrieved 10 January 2019.