Pittsburgh Hosts the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair


Pittsburgh will host the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science competition, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, May 13-18, 2012. This competition brings 1600 students in grade 9-12 from 65 countries, regions and territories. These are the best and brightest in the world, having won at local, regional, state and national fairs to get here. Twenty percent of competitors hold patents or published papers.

Intel ISEF School Opportunity and Public Visitation—May 17, 2012
Local schools and the general public are invited to participate in the Intel ISEF Education Outreach/Public Visitation Day on Thursday, May 17, 2012, http://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2012/publicday.

Local middle and high schools students will:

  • Explore Intel ISEF.
  • Enhance their interest and bring scientific research to life by their involvement in all levels of activities related to real life research
  • Be creative and playful in science learning.

Schools can register online at https://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2012/outreach. For more information email: [email protected]

Intel ISEF 2012 Public Day, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. The premier global science competition provides the forum for over 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, territories, and regions, to display their independent research. Please join the Intel ISEF 2012 finalists on Thursday, May 17, as they display and present their research at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Intel ISEF finalists will be available from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. to discuss their projects with visitors who share an enthusiasm for science research.

Intel ISEF volunteer needs

  • More than 500 volunteers for a variety of activities are needed from Friday, May 11 during set up to Friday, May 18, 2012. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of a 4-hour shift (daytime and evening shifts are available). You can register online at https://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2012volunteer.
  • 1000 judges in 17 scientific & engineering disciplines. Judges require a degree plus 6 years professional experience, any doctoral degree, or equivalent. Judges arrive Tuesday evening (May 15 by 5:00 PM) for training, dinner and a chance to view the projects they will judge. Judges spend Wednesday (May 16) interviewing students, then caucus to determine the winners. Parking and all meals are provided. Please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to participate. Visit http://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2012 to register.
  • About 200 interpreters (nearly 20 languages) are needed to work with students with both conversational and technical interpretation. Greatest demand is for Spanish, Russian and Mandarin. Interpreters can register online at https://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2012volunteer.