2014 ISEF Newsletter#5 from Isabelle

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hello Science Fair Friends, Sponsors, and Alumni,

Wednesday was a whirlwind of a day, equal parts dizzyingly fast and unbearably slow.  We met for breakfast at the hotel at 6am, then kept getting ready until leaving at 7:30.  The nine hour judging period was broken up by a one and a half hour lunch, where we wolfed down a fantastic meal and exchanged stories about the special awards and grand awards judges.  We all agreed that whatever happens on award day, the presentations were on par with our abilities.  But with the amount of time spent standing and talking, it’s no surprise that we all passed out as soon as got back to the hotel.  A mere hour later we were on the bus to Universal Studios.  The first thing we did after a photo op was lose each other, but we were able to reconnect periodically to talk about the rides as well as Anu believing a very blatantly labeled rollercoaster was a simulation  At the end of the day, Intel ISEF’s clever plan to keep us from stressing about judging results worked perfectly.

Isabelle Goldstein
Senior, Ridgefield High School

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