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  • Doing Science

    Science changes the world: Intel ISEF 2018 begins

    "These finalists aren't just our future leaders. Right now, they are leading the way," said Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News, at the Opening Ceremony of Intel ISEF2018. This is the 69th year of this annual science competition, the largest science competition for high school students around the world.


    15:46 PM, May 15, 2018
  • Committee Training

    The following resources are intended to support the Scientific Review Committees, Institutional Review Boards and Display & Safety Committees that work at the local, regional and state levels.  They have been created by the Intel ISEF SRC and Intel ISEF D&S Committees to support training that they do at Intel ISEF.  

    Rules Guidance Operational Guidelines for SRC and IRB Review...
    16:14 PM, January 8, 2016
  • Procedures for project set up at Intel ISEF

    Clearing SRC Review

    Before setting up, your project must have been cleared by the SRC.  There will be an infraction list posted on the website and at registration by noon on Saturday. 

    Upon arriving at your booth, if you have not been approved there will be a red SRC form.  This means that you must go to the SRC and sign-up for an interview.  Please do so immediately,In order to qualify for...
    12:17 PM, February 20, 2014
  • Being a Finalist at Intel ISEF

    Getting to go to Intel ISEF has been described as an experience of a lifetime. The following information is intended to guide your preparations to successfully display your project and have a successful week.

    Intel ISEF 2018 Preliminary Program (pdf): This document provides a brief overview of the week.  As you plan your visit, please pay particular attention to the core activities of each...
    12:16 PM, February 20, 2014
  • 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
  • Human Participants

    */ Human ParticipantsIndex

    Rules Informed ConsentHuman Participant Involvement in Student-designed Invention, Prototype, Computer Application & Engineering/Design ProjectsRisk Assessment Sources of Information

    The following rules were developed to help pre-college student researchers adhere to the federal regulations governing professional scientists and to protect the welfare of...

    02:21 AM, September 30, 2013
  • Rules for All Projects



    Intel ISEF Ethics Statement Intel ISEF Eligibility/Limitations Intel ISEF Requirements Continuation of Projects Team ProjectsSources

    Ethics Statement

    Student researchers are expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity.  Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or competition. This includes plagiarism, forgery, use...

    02:16 AM, September 30, 2013
  • Resources

    Intel ISEF Rules Wizard 

    This "wizard" asks a series of questions about your planned project and will provide a list of forms that you need to complete.

    SRC Rules FAQs

    Common questions about our rules and guidelines from our scientific review committee

    Overview of Forms and Dates

    Provides a brief explanation of each form in the Rules and Regulations, and when it should be...

    02:11 AM, September 30, 2013
  • Intel ISEF Display and Safety Regulations



    Display and Safety AuthorityDisplay RegulationsDisplay Content for Research Institution and/or Continuation Projects Maximum Size of ProjectPosition of ProjectForms Required to be Visible and Vertically Displayed Forms Required at Project but not DisplayedCompleted Informed Consent Forms not to be DisplayedPhotograph/Image Display RequirementsHandouts Allowed at Project Items/...

    02:09 AM, September 30, 2013
  • The Basics

    Every great science project includes the same basic activities:

    Identifying a testable question. The question should be answerable, using affordable materials and methods that are both safe and feasible.Testing each variable in an experiment more than once. Repeated testing will ensure you have enough data to make valid conclusions.Testing only one variable at a time. This approach allows...
    01:23 AM, September 30, 2013

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