Since 1950, Society for Science & the Public has provided an international stage for the world’s best and brightest young scientists. The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of the Society, is the world’s largest pre-college science competition. Nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 80 countries, regions and territories — almost half of them girls — compete for nearly $5 million in awards. Alumni have gone on to win many honors, found companies, create solutions and contribute to a more scientifically literate society around the world.
This exciting event features:
- Almost 10,000 attendees including finalists, parents, teachers, local students, judges, volunteers, sponsors and the press
- Nearly 1,800 finalists from around the world exhibiting their research (more than 500 finalists are seeking patents)
- A three-day ISEF Commons spotlighting exhibits from science and technology companies and educational institutions
- An Education Outreach Day Program where more than 4,000 local students and teachers participate in hands-on science and meet ISEF finalists