Scenes From International Science & Engineering Fair

A massive crowd of students and judges assemble prior to entering the exhibition hall May 13-17 for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Ariz. Los Alamos students earned six prizes and awards during the ISEF.  LAHS student Lillian Kay Peterson earned a $21,000 scholarship for practice robotics innovation as well as the Sigma Xi first place physical science award, which totaled $2,000. She also won the USAID Science and Developmental second place award, which totaled $3,000, and a $1,000 NOAA grand award. Additionally, LAHS students Robert Russell Strauss and Karin Ebey each earned a $500 NOAA award. In total, more than $5 million in prize money and scholarships was awarded. In 2020 the fair will be held in Anaheim, Calif. Courtesy photo

A few judges who were winners at previous ISEFs return to interview and encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers. More than 200 scientists/engineers volunteered two days of time each to the make the interview experience a memorable event. Los Alamos students received six prizes and awards for their efforts. New Mexico students received a total of 18 awards or prizes. Courtesy photo