Photo - The 12 talented Malaysian students who represented their country at Intel ISEF 2014.
Semiconductor firm Intel is sending 12 Malaysian students to join 1,700 other young scientists from 75 countries at this year's Intel International Science Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, to compete for US$4 million worth of prizes.
Intel Malaysia's director, public affairs, Abdul Rahman Abu Haniffa said the twelve Form 4 and Form 5 students are continuing the tradition where local students have competed at every Intel ISEF since 1999, with one school, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Lintang, bringing home the most wins.
Rahman said last year, Faye Jong Sow Fei from SMK Batu Lintang garnered the most wins for Malaysia in Intel ISEF history. "Innovation can come from an early age - indeed, some of the best ideas we've seen so far have come from young minds brimming with fresh, new perspectives. Intel believes these upcoming leaders will be the key to unlocking the future, coming up with great ideas for issues close to their heart and homes."
"We wish the Malaysian delegation all the very best in this year's competition and hope that they will come home enriched with the knowledge and new experiences from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair," said Rahman, adding that 12 finalists including students from Sekolah Menengah Sains Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Syed Putra, Sekolah Menengah
Kebangsaan Seri Kenangan, Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Muar, and Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Langkawi, will be showing a variety of projects this year such as an orange peel based UV window shield, an herbal supplement to help diabetics lower blood-sugar levels and vehicular emission filters made from rice husks. Finalists' independent science projects will be reviewed and judged by doctoral level scientists at Intel ISEF.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 10-15, will see about 1,700 young scientists, engineers, next-generation entrepreneurs and makers gathering in Pittsburgh for the final competition.
These finalists were selected from 422 affiliate fairs in more than 75 countries, regions and territories by an affiliated, local competition and receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. At the competition, finalists are judged by hundreds of science, engineering and industry professionals who have a Ph.D. or equivalent (six years of related professional experience) in one of the scientific disciplines.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2015 is funded jointly by Intel and the Intel Foundation with additional awards and support from dozens of other corporate, academic, governmental and science-focused organisations.
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