Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair® 2013
The Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair® (Intel ISEF), is the world's largest international pre-college science competition and will be held May 12-17, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. It is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12. Each year more than 1,500 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories display their independent research and compete for more than $3 million in awards.
Since 2009, EPA has participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair by exhibiting and sharing information about environmental protection with the ISEF participants and visitors. EPA encourages the young innovators to apply science to environmental challenges and recognizes one student whose work demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship with the EPA Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award.
In 2011, the Sustainability Award was renamed in honor of Patrick Hurd, who managed the effort behind the first EPA Sustainability Award. Read his Science Wednesday blog post Science is Cool.
EPA's award provides funding for the winning student and a chaperone to participate in and display the student's project at EPA's P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability in 2012. P3 is an annual event that brings together young environmental innovators and scientists to showcase their designs for a sustainable future.
The science and technology fair is a pre-college competition to which students advance from several levels of local and school-sponsored, regional, and state fairs showcasing their independent research. The Society for Science & the Public, a non-profit organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, founded and runs the fair.
EPA's 2013 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award winners were: Jacquel Caron Rivers and Arne Joi Saguni Nipales, both seniors at Baboquivari High School in Sells, Arizona, for their project "Total Solar Strategy for the Tohono O'Odham Nation".
EPA's 2012 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award winner was: Thabit Pulak, a sophomore at Richardson High School, Richardson, TX for his project "Home-Based Arsenic Bio-Sand Water Filter."
EPA's 2011 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award winner was: Param Jaggi, then a senior at Plano East Senior High School in Plano, Texas. Peter Chanel High School, Bedford, OH for his project: " The Algae-Mobile 3: Bioactive Energy and Carbon Dioxide Filtration in the Exhaust of a Car."
EPA's 2010 Sustainability Award winner was: John Charles Boykin, then a student at St. Peter Chanel High School, Bedford, OH for his project: "Can Recycled Plastics be Used to Reduce Landfill Waste, Help Improve the Infrastructure of Buildings, Roads, Highways and Bridges and Reduce Greenhouse Gas?"
EPA's 2009 Sustainability Award winner was: Ryan Cherian Alexander, then a student at R.C. Clark HS, Plano, TX, for his project “Gone with the Windmills: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of an Oscillating Wind Energy Generator.“