World’s Brightest Young Scientists Travel to Pittsburgh

WHAT: The worlds largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2012, a program of Society for Science & the Public, comes to Pittsburgh, Pa. May 13-18. More than 1,500 high school students selected from 446 affiliate fairs in approximately 70 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $3 million in awards. WHEN:

Opening Ceremony

Celebrating the achievements of the young scientists participating in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Benjamin Gulak, founder and CEO of BPG motors and three-time Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalist, will keynote while Brian David Johnson, futurist at Intel Corporation, will also provide comment.

Public Day

Thursday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET

This is the best opportunity for media to see, interview, film and photograph a broad range of students from across the country and the world. This year, research projects include such topics as earthquake detection, oil spill cleanup, self-navigating robots, energy-generating hiking boots and alternative chemotherapy treatments.

Awards Ceremony

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