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 http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/Press/index.asp. 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 www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/events/isef2009. More information is available on the Host City’s web site at http://isefnevada.com/
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