The 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center May 13 – 17, 2013. This event is administered by the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and will bring more than 5,000 people, including 1,600 high school student finalists, from 70 countries and territories to our city. Phoenix was selected as the Intel ISEF host city for 2013, 2016 and 2019 and Intel Corporation serves as the title sponsor, with SSP handling all program administration. The Arizona Technology Council sits on the Intel ISEF Local Arrangements Committee which includes representatives from the higher education, business, foundations and non-profit community.
Intel ISEF provides many opportunities for those involved in the science industries — to share expertise and energy to ensure that the event is a success! Below are a few ways you, your colleagues, scientists, university, company or organization can involved:
SERVE AS A JUDGE: 1,000 judges are needed to select student winners in 17 categories. Judges must hold a B.A., B.S. or a master’s degree with a minimum of six years related professional experience or a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent. Judging requires a 1.5 day commitment with a training session in the late afternoon on May 14 and judging on Wednesday, May 15.
Interested in Judging? Contact, Sharon Snyder, email@example.com or register here after July 31, 2012: http://apps.societyforscience.org/isef/judging/judapply.asp
SERVE AS AN INTERPRETER: Social interpreters are needed throughout the event, and technical interpreters are needed during judging on May 16.
Interested in Interpreting? Contact, Sharon Snyder, firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER: More than 500 volunteers are needed to assist with activities such as event setup, registration, display and safety assistance, greeting finalists at the airport and in hotels, and during the local Education Outreach day (May 16) during which 4,000 local students will participate in hands on science activities, visit student finalists’ scientific research projects, and interact with local STEM companies, universities and other industries in the Expo Hall. 4-hour time commitments are available on any day from May 12-18.
Interested in volunteering? Contact, Sharon Snyder, email@example.com
HOST STUDENT FINALISTS or TEACHERS FOR A TOUR OF YOUR DEPARTMENT, BUSINESS OR LAB: Tours can be planned for students on the afternoons of May 13, 14 or 16, and for teachers on May 15 (Teachers cannot be present in the exhibit hall during judging).
Interested in hosting a tour? Contact, Cait Goldberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOST AN EXPO BOOTH: Information, STEM demonstrations and other activities can be presented at a 10X10 exhibit booth in the Intel ISEF Expo area, which draws student finalists and their teachers on Monday and Tuesday of the event, and local Phoenix students on Thursday’s education outreach “Public Day,” which is the most heavily trafficked bringing in nearly 4,000 local students in addition to the 1600 + competing Intel ISEF student finalists.
Interested learning more about being Exhibitor at the Intel ISEF? Contact, Stephanie Heishman, email@example.com
PRESENT AN EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOP SESSION: Several convention center rooms are used to provide educational sessions, called Symposia, for the Intel ISEF students and/or teachers during the fair (not local students).
Interested in presenting an educational session, or have a workshop idea? Contact, June Kee, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSOR AN INTEL ISEF SPECIAL AWARD: In addition to general Intel ISEF judging category awards (found here: http://www.societyforscience.org/document.doc?id=43) students compete for Special Awards that are sponsored by scientific, mathematical, and engineering societies, agencies of the Federal government, colleges and universities and corporations. Intel ISEF Special Awards are determined by the sponsoring company or organization and judges are also provided by sponsoring company/organization. A minimum of $5,000 in awards must be provided (this can be divided to present several awards). Sponsorship provides many opportunities for advertising online, in print and on stage during the awards ceremony. More information on Intel ISEF Special Awards and previous Special Award Organizations can be found at: societyforscience.org/isef/specialawards.
Interested in sponsoring a Special Award? Contact, Stephanie Heishman, email@example.com
INTEL ISEF 2013 EDUCATION OUTREACH SPONSORSHIP: Opportunities are available for supportive funding for Intel ISEF 2013 “Public Day” (Thursday, May 16) that will enable thousands of Phoenix-area school children and teachers to participate in hands-on science activities that focus on the importance of science, technology, engineering and math in our world. Local support will help to plan our activities and also help offset substitute teacher compensation and bussing fees.
Interested in sponsoring Education Outreach Day? Contact, Stephanie Heishman, firstname.lastname@example.org