Before ISEF 2015

Tuesday May 5th 2015

ISEF Students ready to take on the World

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Thursday May 7th 2015

ISEF team depart Sydney

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On a glorious Sydney day, the national BHPBSEA team and half the Young Scientist ISEF team departed for Pittsburgh.


ISEF teams finally – arrive at Pittsburgh!



We finally arrived in Pittsburgh 24.5 hours after leaving Sydney. Some of the BHPBSEA team were in the air far longer, such as Melissa from Tasmania whose travelling time was 32 hours. Here at Dallas, Fort Worth we had a connecting plane cancelled due to maintenance problems.

Friday May 8th 2015

Glorious weather in Pittsburgh!


Summer has come early in Pittsburgh with 30ºC expected for the next few days. Beautiful city bordered by 3 rivers.


Take me out to the ball game!


Getting our small slice of Americana!

The local major league team Pittsburgh Pirates went down to the all-conquering St Louis Cardinals 8-5.


Saturday May 10th 2015

A visit to the Amish

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Josie and Alexandra, toured the Amish communities of Volant and New Wilmington with their families. They saw hand-made quilts, wooden covered bridges and they were blown away by the beauty and simplicity of their lifestyle.

 Amish arts and crafts

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Trying on some Amish bonnets are Josie with her sister Sarah & Alexandra with her sister Georgina.

Sarah and Georgina are part of the Australian team as Student Observers. This enables them to join in the pin exchange, occurring tomorrow (Sunday night).


Sunday May 11th 2015

Pittsburgh – no more the dirty steel city!

20150510_101900 - CopyOur view of beautiful Pittsburgh from Mt Washington, taken during our 3 hour Pittsburgh Highlights Tour

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