Interviews with the winners

Ken posted two awesome videos on Channel Intel before he set off on a much deserved vacation after all his hard work on this year’s competition. My first thought after taking a look at these videos was “wow, my wasted youth.” Even the titles of these projects are impressive (and on par with a few master thesis titles i’ve seen)! My second thought was although these students are unarguable way smarter then me they totally explain their concepts and research in a way that I can follow (okay, minus some of the words that i had to wikipedia).

Check out Sana Raoff explaining her project and making knot theory, well, not seem so tangled and totally applicable to biochemistry.

Natalie Saranga Omattage talks about her project and how her new detection methods for discovering food additive contaimenets. Warning this is pretty heavy chemistry and it’s going to rock your brain! You are going to feel so much smarter just by listening to this upcoming scientist. And best of all the application is really straight forward – making sure foods that leave distribution centers for our consumption are safe for us, our families, and our pets.

Hope you enjoy!
Beth Lubov Butrymowicz


Inspiration Arrives From Around the World

check out this video of students arriving from around the world at this year’s international science and engineering fair.  the exhibit hall is quickly coming together with amazing projects! 

monitoring all the action

it’s monday morning in santa clara, ca and i’ve logged on to my work email and checked out my google alerts for information about ISEF.  There are so many amazing stories coming from around the world!  there is a story in the malaysian national news agency about 10 students headed to the competitions and the toronto sun covering the gathering of canada’s 16 finalists prior to heading to Atlanta just to name a few.

i think my favorite feature of the google alerts is seeing who is blogging about ISEF.  This morning I read a blog by one student who was headed out to Atlanta and was hoping to blog during the competition.  i can’t wait to read the persoanl stories of these brilliant students who are participating in this year’s ISEF.

beth lubov butrymowicz

Welcome to the Intel science competitions blog!

The purpose of this blog is to share the personal stories of students who are participating in Intel science competitions.  The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is quickly approaching and soon we’ll have some of the students sharing their stories about the road leading up to the final competition and their experiences at the event.

Intel science competitions bring together some of the brightest young minds who are sure to be tommorrow’s innovators.  Check out some of the students we met at the Intel Science Talent Search, a U.S. based competiton for high school seniors that took place in March 2008 in Washington, D.C.