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Observer Experience & Volunteer Opportunity

Observer Experience Day, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Observers at Intel ISEF 2019 will have the opportunity to participate in several exciting, challenge-based sessions as part of Observer Experience Day. Observer Experience Day will be held at the Hyatt Regency from 7:45am to 2:30pm. It will include a session on how to pitch original ideas in science run by a journalist from Science News for Students, a session on how to manipulate data to solve sports-related problems run by a data scientist from the Los Angeles Dodgers, a session on mining iron form magnetite with a scientist from the Lowell Mineral Institute, an ISEF and general science trivia session, and a session where bots will be built to battle from CREATE at Arizona Science Center. The events of the day will happen in English, so please make sure you are comfortable enough in English to be able to follow along and participate in the fun!

We encourage all Observers to sign up for this experience. To be eligible, Observers must meet the following criteria: 
1) Be in grades 7-12 or equivalent.
2) Sign and return a Observer Code of Conduct form (your Fair Director will have uploaded this signed document to their Official Party Registration).
3) Secure an adult of your official party to approve your participation.  

Please complete the OFP Registration for Observers by the April 14, 2019 deadline. Observers will be sent a link to sign-up for the Observer Day Experience by email. Please complete the sign-up form by April 24, 2019.

Volunteer to help at the Intel ISEF Education Outreach Program Thursday, May 16

Additionally, in a role that Observers have previously held and been of great support, the Society would like to encourage Observers to help facilitate Education Outreach activities on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The full day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, which will allow the Observer time to visit the exhibit hall, as well as volunteer. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all Observers that volunteer their time on Education Outreach Day. 

Observers who volunteer in this capacity are encouraged to share their excitement for science and help local students understand how they, too, could participate in Intel ISEF one day.  Meeting a fellow student and hearing first-hand about the Intel ISEF experience may well be one of the most effective and exciting parts of the visiting students’ trip. Observers who volunteer to assist in the Education Outreach Day event will have the potential opportunity to lead a group of local students throughout the day to various activities, help Education Outreach students to complete tasks within their Passport, or aid in the Exhibit Hall.  

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