North Carolina was represented by 16 students with 12 projects at the 2012 INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13 – 18, 2012. The North Carolina students came from the three NC ISEF affiliated fairs: the NC Science and Engineering Fair (12 students with eight projects), the Central Regional Fair (two students with 2 projects), and the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Fair (two students with 2 projects). Overall ISEF had 1,549 student finalists competing from all over the U.S. as well as 68 different countries, regions, and territories. Our students won six awards at the Special Awards Ceremony and five awards at the INTEL ISEF Grand Awards.Check out the North Carolina winners! Read more: North Carolina Winners at the 2012 ISEF
Top high school researchers from all over the world displayed their innovative ideas at the George R. Brown Convention Center of Houston, TX for the 2012 International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment, Project Olympiad, (ISWEEEP). Over 1000 participants shared the ideas, experience, and knowledge to promote maintaining global sustainability in near future. North Carolina had four student projects with five students presenting. All won awards!Read more: ISWEEEP in Houston features NC Winners
Chase Lewis of Chapel Hill with the project "Rescue Travois- Saving Lives" and Emma Christensen of Greenville with her project "Saved by the Bug" were both named finalists in Disney’s Iron Man 3 Inventor and Innovator Fair. As finalists they have won a trip to California for the premiere of Iron Man 3, a visit to Disneyland, trip to Broadcom Headquarters and the opportunity to share their research at the El Capitan Theatre from May 3rd to June 20th. Chad Campbell was also named semifinalists. Congratulations Chad, Chase and Emma!
Kevin Frink, a student at Isaac Bear Early College High School in New Hanover County, recently won 2nd place for physics in the Taiwan International Science Fair for his project "Carbon Nanostructures Via Dry Ice Exposed to High Temperature". Kevin was a top winner at the 2012 NC Science & Engineering Fair and earned a spot at the 2012 International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh. There he won the K. T. Li Foundation Special Award which covered travel and expenses for the Taiwan International Fair.Read more: NCSEF Student wins 2nd Place in the Taiwan International Science Fair