Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be ground zero this week if you want to meet the brightest and most aspirational young adult scientists on this planet! Yes, Pittsburgh is playing host to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) – a global event with more than 1500 students from approximately 70 countries – all gathered together in one big Primanti Brother’s Sandwich.
The Intel Foundation is committed to Intel ISEF because we believe these students represent the most valuable resource we have on the planet and the competition is just one of the ways we are empowering them to create a better future for us all.
This year’s projects offer inspiration for our collective futures with projects ranging from robotic advances in prosthetic limb control, to paint capable of harvesting solar energy, to devices that can predict earthquakes. I’m confident the solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems reside in the minds of these 1500 young people in Pittsburgh this week.
This year, we are making Intel ISEF available to communities around the world through a LiveCast [Monday, May 14th at 7pm EST, and Tuesday, May 15th at 2pm EST]. No matter where you are, you can follow these inspiring stories and projects on this blog and on our Twitter handle @Intelinvolved. We are excited to host the opening keynote presentation by former three-time finalist and now inventor and entrepreneur, Ben Gulak. He is truly a role model for young scientists that want to make a difference in the world.
Winners will be announced this Friday, May 18th – check back on this blog for updates.