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Alumni recalls ISEF & his lifelong career in electrical engineering - gives advice too

James “Jim” Mitchell was a finalist at the 1978 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Orange County, California.

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JIm Mitchell at his project at the 1978 ISEF

ISEF introduced me to professional science. When I arrived at the exposition, I saw the other 400+ displays and people who immediately understood and shared the same level of commitment I had felt for years. I really was in the right place to tell my story on what I had accomplished. Until now, even my parents and my teachers really had no clear understanding of how I had conceived this project, how it worked or how I followed through with the development.

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