Kids’ ingenuity honored at Intel ISEF

Young scientists receive awards in international competition

By Laura Sanders, 17:25 PM May 18, 2011

Intel ISEF winners. From left to right: Matthew Feddersen, 17, and Blake Marggraff, 18, took top honors and $75,000 with the Gordon E. Moore Award; Taylor Wilson, 17, garnered a Young Scientist Award and $50,000; and Tanpitcha Phongchaipaiboon, 17, Pornwasu Pongtheerawan, 16, and Arada Sungkanit, 17, also received a Young Scientist Award and $50,000.

LOS ANGELES — Cancer-killing X-rays, nuclear threat detection and a fishy new plastic were behind the high school projects that took top awards at the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, also known as ISEF. Collectively, hundreds of students took home more than $4 million in awards and prizes at a May 13 awards ceremony.

The weeklong science competition drew more than 1,500 students from all over the world to Los Angeles. Society for Science & the Public, or SSP, which ...

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