The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the final tier for high school students from around the world who develop original science research projects and present their work at local science competitions. This is the world's largest pre-college science competition and young innovators have the opportunity to share ideas, showcase their cutting-edge research, and compete for more than USD 4 million in awards and scholarships.
This is a prestigious event and students must first progress through their local, regional, and national science fairs in order to be eligible.
ISEF Awards include the Gordon E. Moore Award, Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award, ISEF Grand Awards, as well as further opportunities to travel to the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar in an all-expenses-paid trip with the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award - and more.
Students are winners of their own local, regional, state, and national competitions.
ISEF took place in the US, in 2019 it is Phoenix, Arizona. ISEF is a one week long programme.
Original scientific research at a pre-college level. Competitor can take part as an individual or as a team of 2-3.
Advancing through multiple tiers of regional and national science competitions, before reaching the ISEF as the final tier.
Students cannot enter the Intel ISEF directly and must first progress through their local school science fairs and proceed through multiple levels of competitions. Apply to and progress through your own local school science fairs to win the right to attend the Intel ISEF.
Each affiliated fair may send a pre-determined number of projects to the Intel ISEF (as factored by participation and high school population) to compete in 22 different categories. For further rules and eligibility visit the official site at https://student.societyforscience.org/international-rules-pre-college-science-research