Reno hosts Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 10-15


Young scientists from 51 countries and 46 states will compete in the world’s largest pre-college science competition: the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009, hosted locally by Gathering Genius, a Nevada nonprofit organization, and the City of Reno. Students will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for nearly $4 million in scholarships May 10-15 in Reno.

WHERE: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 South Virginia Street

REGISTRATION:  Media badges will be required for entry. To expedite access, pre-register at Media badge registration will also be available at the Convention Center.

WHO: More than 1,500 students from 51 countries, 800 judges, including eight Nobel Laureates, 700 general volunteers and 150 volunteer language interpreters, as well as nine finalists representing Nevada.


Project set-up and inspection, Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Opening Ceremony, Monday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Public Visitation Day, May 14, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Students will be at their projects from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thousands of Nevada school children are expected to attend.

Grand Awards Ceremony, Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

EVENT CLOSED:   Wednesday due to all-day judging.

GENERAL INFO: The 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair media kit is available at More information is available on the Host City’s web site at

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