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About Intel ISEF

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

Winners from Intel ISEF 2016 were announced on May 12 & 13:

2016 Grand Award winners

2016 Special Award winners

Approximately 1,700 high school students from more 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes.

Today, millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in SSP-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF.

Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral level scientists review and judge their work. 

SSP partners with Intel—along with dozens of other corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors—who provide the support and awards for Intel ISEF. 

Intel ISEF is hosted each year in a different city (Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Phoenix through 2019).  The Local Arrangements Committees from each city partner with SSP and Intel to provide support for the event including the recruitment of 100s of volunteers and judges and in organizing an education outreach day in which more than 3,000 middle and high school students visit. 

Los Angeles, California, May 14-19, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona, May 12-17, 2019

Get inspired

Finding a fair in your area is the first step toward getting to Intel ISEF.
Search ten years worth of award winning Intel ISEF abstracts. This treasure trove of projects is truly inspirational!
Learn about the history of Intel ISEF.
Join the Intel ISEF 2016 finalists on May 12, 2016, as they display and present their research at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. Sign up your school to attend the Education Outreach Program, too!

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