Verdens næste generation af forskere er i San Jose, Californien for at konkurrere i verdens største naturvidenskabelige konkurrence, for unge der endnu ikke er begyndt på universitetet: Intels international videnskabs- og ingeniørmesse 2010 (ISEF) en del af den amerikanske forening for videnskab (Society for Science & the Public). 2010-finalisternes forskningsprojekter inkluderer emner som klimaforandringer, ren energi, autisme, kræft, uddannelsesreformer, rumfart og robotteknologi. 24% af deltagerne har et patent eller overvejer at ansøge om et for deres forskning.
- Intels internationale videnskabs- og ingeniørmesse 2010 (ISEF), en del af den amerikanske forening for videnskab (Society for Science & the Public), starter i San Jose, Californien i dag
- Tre unge danske forskere skal sammen med 1.608 andre studerende fra 31 lande i Europa, Asien, Afrika og Mellemøsten vise deres banebrydende forskning frem og konkurrere om mere end 4 millioner dollars i præmier og priser
- Vinderen af hovedkonkurrencen vil vinde Gordon E. Moore prisen og 75.000 dollars. Prisen bliver uddelt for første gang nogensinde til ære for Intels medstifter og pensionerede bestyrelsesformand og CEO Gordon E. Moore
The world’s next generation of innovators are in San Jose, Calif. to compete in the world’s largest pre-college science competition: the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2010, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
Over the course of this week, 1,611 high school students from 59 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for international recognition and more than $4 million in prizes. More than 150 students are expected from Europe, Middle East and Africa coming from Albania, Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Morocco, Norway, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, South Africa, Turkey, UK and Ukraine.
"Once again the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair displays the remarkable creativity and ingenuity of young people from around the world," said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group. "They demonstrate deep passion for math and science and remind us that these subjects are the foundation of innovation, creativity, and discovery. Every year, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair gives us reasons to be excited – and confident – about the future."
For the first time, this year’s top winner will receive the Gordon E. Moore Award, a $75,000 prize from the Intel Foundation in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO. Moore is perhaps best known for “Moore’s Law,” which for more than 45 years has guided the semiconductor industry to deliver ever-more powerful chips while decreasing the cost of electronics. Two second-place winners will receive Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 each.
The 2010 finalists’ independent research projects include such topics as climate change, clean energy, autism, cancer, education reform, aerospace and robotics. Twenty-four percent of 2010 participants have a patent or are considering applying for one for their research.
Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, owns and has administered the International Science and Engineering Fair since its inception in 1950.
“The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair provides the world’s most talented young researchers with the opportunity to come together and showcase the quality and depth of their scientific discovery on the global stage,” said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public. “We are confident that this program, now in its 61styear, will continue to inspire young people from around the world to pursue their curiosities.”
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists are selected annually from more than 550 affiliated fairs around the world. Their projects are then evaluated onsite by more than 1,000 judges from nearly every scientific discipline, each typically with a Ph.D. or the equivalent of 6 years of related professional experience in one of the scientific disciplines. A full listing of finalists is available at www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2010. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2010 is funded jointly by Intel and the Intel Foundation with additional support from dozens of other corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors.