The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, is in Los Angeles!
The premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12 provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions, and territories to display their independent research.
LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2011 – Matthew Feddersen and Blake Marggraff from Lafayette,
Calif. were awarded the top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a
program of Society for Science & the Public. They received $75,000 and the Gordon E. Moore
Award, in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO, for developing a
potentially more effective and less expensive cancer treatment that places tin metal near a tumor
before radiation therapy.
Taylor Wilson from Reno, Nevada was named an Intel Foundation Young Scientist
Award winner and received $50,000. Taylor developed one of the lowest dose and highest
sensitivity interrogation systems for countering nuclear terrorism.
The team of Pornwasu Pongtheerawan, Arada Sungkanit and Tanpitcha
Phongchaipaiboon from Thailand also received an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award. This
team determined that a gelatin found in fish scales could be successfully used in modern day fish
packaging – an invention that could have positive, long-term effects for the environment.
“We champion the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair because we believe
that math and science are imperative for innovation,” said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel’s
Corporate Affairs Group. “This global competition features youth trying to solve the world’s
most pressing challenges through science.”
This year, more than 1,500 young entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists were selected
to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest high
school science research competition. They were selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries,
regions and territories, including for the first time France, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and
Macao SAR of the People’s Republic of China.
In addition to the winners mentioned above, more than 400 finalists received awards and
prizes for their groundbreaking work. Awards included 17 “Best of Category” winners who each
received a $5,000 prize. The Intel Foundation also awarded a $1,000 grant to each winner’s school
and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair-affiliated fair they represent.