Pep Rally for Young Scientists? Intel ISEF International Science Fair Begins

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We don’t conduct pep rallies for students going to science or math team competitions.  May be it is time to consider one!  1500 cream of the crop of high school students from around the world will compete at the Intel ISEF international science fair this week in Los Angeles California.
About 6 million students compete worldwide for entry into the INTEL ISEF fair every year.    1500 finalists are selected from regional and state fairs to compete  at the international level. These bright students get a fully paid trip to the international fair and compete for over $4 million in awards and prizes this year.
Last year (2010) the projects were evaluated onsite by more than 1,000 judges from nearly every scientific discipline, each with a Ph.D. or the equivalent of years of related professional experience in one of the scientific disciplines.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world's largest international pre-college science competition.
The following are the Awards given at INTEL ISEF science fair.
Gordon E Moore Award: The top Best in category winner will receive USD 75,000
Intel Foundation Young Scientists (Two students) USD 50,000 each
Nobel Prize Ceremony Trip (Three top seniors)
Intel ISEF grand Awards (The Intel ISEF has 17 scientific categories and two team project categories, divided into life and physical sciences. Students must select a category, and they are judged specifically in that category):
1st — USD 3,000
2nd — USD 1,500
3rd — USD 1,000
4th — USD 500
Each category also has an Intel “Best of Category” winner who receives an additional USD 5,000
Each “Best of Category” winner’s school and the Intel ISEF affiliated fair also receives USD 1,000
The streaming video for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair can be accessed here.

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