The Student Observer Experience, Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Student Observers at Intel ISEF 2016 will have the opportunity to participate in several exciting sessions as part of the Observer Day Program. Students will engage in an activity with Finch robots as they use coding skills to solve a potential crime. They will also have a chance to design, test and publish their own video game, incorporating feedback from their peers. Observers will also participate in a “Robotics Road Show"; an interactive presentation on computer science and robotics including a guessing game, a slide show of computer science applications, algorithm style puzzles and a robot demo. Finally, observers will be able to share information about their own projects and research with their peers in a small group setting and receive a commemorative booklet from the experience.
We encourage all student observers to sign up for this experience. To be eligible, student observers must meet the following criteria:
1) Be in grades 7-12 or equivalent.
2) Sign and a Student Observer Code of Conduct & Releaseon file (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.
Volunteer to help at the Intel ISEF Education Outreach Program Thursday, May 12
Additionally, in a role that student observers have previously held and been of great support, SSP would like to encourage student observers to help facilitate Education Outreach activities on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The full day will be from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Student observers are asked to support the program all day or to take a 3-hour shift (8:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm) that will allow them time to visit the exhibit hall as well as volunteer.
Student 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. Student 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 help out at the Expo Hall.
Please complete the online form to sign up by the April 8, 2016 deadline.