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  • Doing Science

    Cuba’s pristine coral reefs inspire American science educators

    When it comes to preserving the beauty of coral reefs, Cuba has many valuable lessons to teach. Laws against overfishing and pollution, as well as strict environmental regulations, keep its coral reefs pristine. In a search to learn from the Cuban people, Mark Friedman, a marine science educator with the San Pedro LA Maritime Institute, as well as a participant in the Society for Science...

    10:23 AM, August 11, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Teaching science out of the classroom: Advocate program helps students enter science fairs

    Teaching out of a textbook can only do so much to ignite a student’s interest in science. Elias Arellano Villanueva, an eighth-grade biology teacher at IDEA Public Schools in Weslaco, Texas, knows that it takes some time outside of the classroom for students to gain a lifelong love for science.

    “I want my students to see what scientists really do, and inspire them to become scientists....

    08:00 AM, July 5, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science is everywhere

    By Sophia Stuart

    Science is a collective of global thinkers bringing next-generation solutions to real-world challenges. But often our view of what a scientist is, or how s/he spends their working day, is very narrow. Broadcom MASTERS International, a program created by the Society for Science & the Public in 2012 with the Broadcom Foundation, wants to change all that.

    I’m now...

    08:00 AM, June 29, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science fairs 'transform' students into leaders

    Janet Waldeck, a high school National Board Certified science teacher, has volunteered at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) for several years. "Where else can one meet the next generation of STEM leaders?" she asks, but Intel ISEF. She loves supporting a program that is "100% for children."

    This is the second in a series on volunteering at Intel ISEF....

    10:38 AM, April 3, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Training the next generation of STEM leaders

    Elson Galang leads a network of Intel ISEF alumni in the Philippines. He was an Intel ISEF 2012 finalist and brings alumni in the country together to train hundreds of students and teachers in precollege research, and equip them with skills for science fairs and beyond.

    He is inspired by the great work Society for Science & the Public has done. "We have seen how the Society provided...

    07:00 AM, February 23, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Building Minority STEM Participation through Competitions: The Advocate Grant Program

    Science fairs and competitions — they’re a gateway to higher education and STEM careers.

    But that gateway isn’t always open to countless low-income and underserved minority students who don’t even know science fairs exist — students like one Washington, D.C., public high school senior whom Victor Hall met earlier this year.

    06:30 AM, May 19, 2016
  • Special Awards Organization Judging Process

    Useful DocumentsSAO Judging Schedule2017 Open Grid Interview ScheduleIntel ISEF 2017 Judges' Finalist DirectoryIntel ISEF Approved Official Abstracts (password protected) Overview of Judging ScheduleTUESDAY

    Registration and Pre-judgingSpecial Awards Judges may register in the morning. Judges will receive a name badge that will have a red ribbon to designate a Special Award judge. Additionally,...

    15:02 PM, April 18, 2014
  • Grand Award Judges

    Register to be a Grand Awards Judge at Intel ISEF 2018 in Pittsburgh!

    In May 2018, more than 1,700 students representing 75 countries, regions, and territories will be in Pittsburgh to compete for more than $5 million in awards, scholarships, internships and prizes. These high school students are the top winners of regional, state and national science fairs from around the United States and the...

    03:04 AM, September 30, 2013
  • Rules FAQ


    The ISEF SRC has attempted to provide answers to questions that they commonly receive on their e-mail account,, about the International Rules and Guidelines. If there is a question that you would like to see added to this FAQ list, please e-mail the SRC the question and suggest that it would be good to post.

    How do I find a fair in my region?Can my regional...
    02:54 AM, September 30, 2013
  • International rules for pre-college science research

    The International Rules for Pre-college Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs is published annually to support students doing independent research safely. They are the official rules of the Intel ISEF and students competing at a Society-affiliated science fair.  

    The purpose of these rules is to:

    protect the rights and welfare of the student researcherprotect...
    02:41 AM, September 30, 2013

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