Four of our six ISEF finalists (66.7%) won Grand Awards for their projects at the recent 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held in Phoenix. On a comparative scale, 26.1% of the 1768 ISEF finalists from 77 countries came away with a Grand Award. A tremendous result for our Young Scientist ISEF team!
Meanwhile James Poyitt (Redeemer Baptist School) won a $48,000 USD four-year scholarship at the University of Arizona in the Special Awards Ceremony. His project is featured in a Science News article.
Congratulations to one of our most successful teams ever!
Four students from the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Fair team also won prizes, including NSW student, Madeline Maloof (PLC, Sydney), who won a special award from the American Dental Association Foundation.
Framed by four of our ISEF Posters, printed by Limelight Digital, and decked in team shirts designed by our Principal Sponsor, Sebel Furniture, the Young Scientist team is minutes away from leaving Sydney Airport.
Arriving in Phoenix on Thursday, Grand Canyon on Friday, Harlem Globetrotters and a Hummer tour of the Sonoran Desert on Saturday, ISEF pin exchange on Sunday, Opening Ceremony on Monday, Nobel Prize Winners Panel on Tuesday, Judging on Wednesday, Public Presentation Day on Thursday and Grand Awards Ceremony on Friday – the students are set for a wonderful experience in Phoenix.