NSF starts Intel ISEF preparation workshops


The National Science Foundation (NSF), an organization under the Ministry of Technology & Research, has started preparing Sri Lankan students for the upcoming Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) which is to be held in Pennsylvania, USA in 2015.

The Science Research Project Competition, organized by the Science Popularization Division of NSF, has laid the groundwork for outstanding Sri Lankan students to participate in Intel ISEF since 2007.

As the world’s largest pre-college science fair, and the only global science competition for students in grades 9-12, Intel ISEF encourages students to tackle challenging scientific questions and solve the problems of tomorrow. Each year, more than 6 million students worldwide, from local and regional science fairs within the Intel ISEF-affiliated network in 70 countries vie to attend the Intel ISEF. In 2014, over 1,600 finalists were selected to share breakthrough scientific research and compete for nearly $4 million in scholarships and awards.

Commenting on the workshops, Indika de Zoysa, Country Business Manager, Intel EM Limited, Sri Lanka Liaison office said, "Since 2007, Intel Sri Lanka has sponsored 25 students to demonstrate their creativity and innovativeness at the world’s largest pre-college science fair, Intel ISEF. In this short span of time, our students have been able to won five grand awards and seven special awards by competing in this global platform. It is encouraging to see National Science Foundation is currently preparing students for Intel ISEF 2015 through the Science Research Project Competition. I would like to commend their efforts and wish all the students who are now preparing themselves for the final competition.

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