Intel ISEF

The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa is an Intel ISEF-affiliated science fair.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 40 countries to showcase their independent research. The ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9–12.

Each year, millions of students worldwide compete in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in ISEF-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend the ISEF. The ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists—and providing the opportunity to compete for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.

The Intel ISEF 2015 will be held May 10-15, 2015 in Pittsburg, PA.

An Intel ISEF-affiliated science fair is a science competition that is a member of the Intel ISEF network. These competitions exist in every state in the U.S. and over 40 countries. All Intel ISEF-affiliated science fairs register with Society for Science & the Public and must consist of five participating high schools or 50 students in the 9th-12th grades. Fairs are conducted at local, regional, state and national levels.

Before participating in the Intel ISEF, a student must compete at an Intel ISEF-affiliated science fair. (source: Intel International Science Fair)

Intel International Science & Engineering Fair Trip

Top 3-5 Senior High Projects
Students will be awarded an ALL EXPENSE PAID trip for themselves to compete at the Intel ISEF May 10 - 15, 2015 in Pittsburg, PA.
Students will also receive a Medallion and Trading Pins.

Student Observers
Three students in grade 9 will be eligible to attend the Intel ISEF as a student observer. 
Students will also receive Trading Pins if they attend.


(NOTE - if attending from one of the Regional Fairs they may have additional information/forms): 

2015 SSTFI Intel ISEF Delegation Deadlines and Payment Information Sheet

2015 Iowa Intel ISEF Delegation T-Shirt Order Form

2015 SSTFI Travel Paperwork /Finalist Packet (required for any person traveling to/from ISEF through SSTFI)

2015 Iowa Delegation Travel Information - Preliminary

2015 ISEF Schedule of Events


Intel ISEF Deadlines & Payment Information for the SSTFI & Iowa Delegation

Those students nominated to attend the Intel ISEF from the SSTFI have some additional work ahead of them.  The following outlines the items that need to be addressed and when they are due in order for the Iowa ISEF Delegation to have all materials in on time.

SSTFI will pay all conference registration, travel and meal expenses for our top senior high projects.  Student observers, sponsoring teachers and other guests (family, teachers, etc.) may travel with the Official Party but they will be required to pay their own expenses.

Students and Adult Sponsors will have less than a week to ensure that all project paperwork is in order and that their exhibit meets ISEF rules and guidelines.  Students are responsible for completing the on-line ISEF Registration process and sending materials to be mailed to ISEF to the Fair Director.

DEADLINE to confirm attendance with the Official Party:  Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

 Event Timeline from SSTFI to ISEF -- 2015