2010 ISEF Newsletter #3

Posted: 11 May 2010
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Filed Under: ISEF, Newsletters

Monday ISEF Report

Today marked our first full day at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. After a much needed nights sleep on our plush beds at the Sainte Claire, we made our way to the 143,000 sq. ft. finalist exhibit hall to complete our project setup. Though Amoolya and Jason required minor adjustments to their posters and abstracts, all projects were eventually cleared without significant difficulty.

The group then headed over to “Original Joes,” an Italian bistro featuring a warm atmosphere, professional service, and an eclectic menu pleasing to all. Specials offered today included their very own New England clam chowder and a hearty beef stew. The popular choice of beverage was the unsweetened iced tea and the great variety of lunch- sized salads were unanimously popular among the adults and ladies in the group.

From here, Mr. Muller picked up the tab and allowed the students to go their separate ways to enjoy an afternoon in San Jose. The girls took a bus trip to engage in their favorite activity, shopping at the mall. The boys chose a pastime in the spirit of science fairs, visiting the science and technology museum and viewing a spectacular IMAX movie on the Hubble Space Telescope. This film was narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio and projected using the world’s largest and most advanced IMAX projection system.

At 4:00 we held a group briefing in the Muller’s central office, room 614, as we prepared for our trip to San Jose State University for a dinner and the Intel sponsored grand opening ceremony. Over 1500 students from over 50 countries were present, full of energy and eager to participate and compete for over $3 million dollars in prizes at the world’s largest pre-college science fair. Speakers included the CEO of Intel, the founder of Google, and the inventor of the USB, some of Silicon Valley’s greatest rockstars. We concluded the day with the great news that no violations had been reported on our projects.

~William Newberry Senior, Greenwich High School

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