The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world's largest pre-college science fair competition. Each year, approximately 7 million high school students around the globe develop original research projects and present their work at local science fairs with the hope of winning. Those who do progress to regional, state, and national competitions. Ultimately, the select few—1,500 promising young innovators—are invited to participate in Intel ISEF. At this week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math, students share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and compete for more than USD 3 million in awards and scholarships.
At Intel ISEF, awards are based on students’ abilities to tackle challenging scientific questions, use authentic research practices, and create solutions for the problems of tomorrow.
Intel ISEF 2011 finalists share their research on alternative energy and discuss the benefits of more effective wind turbines, solar cells, and biofuels.
See how Ben Gulak, winner at Intel ISEF 2007, drove his electric Uno—a stylish, environmentally friendly street vehicle—from prototype to reality.
Inspired by the needs of her New Mexico community, Raquel Redshirt created a homemade solar oven out of materials readily available around the Navajo Nation. This research earned Redshirt a special award at Intel ISEF 2011.