Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)


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Thu May 10, 2018 06:45 AM - Fri May 18, 2018 09:00 PM


David L. Lawrence Convention Center1000 Fort Duquesne BlvdPittsburgh, PA 15222


The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world's largest pre-college science fair. Think of it like the Olympics or Super Bowl of science fairs. Students 9-12 grade from 80 countries compete in their local, school, regional, state and national fairs to win a berth to compete at Intel ISEF. Many of the students already have a patent or a patent-pending and present graduate-level or above work as high school student!

General Volunteers:
We need a total of 500 general volunteers throughout the week from 4-hour shift - the entire week. We will stuff 12,000 registration bags on Friday, May 11 and registration is open each day. We have events each day and will need crowd control, teach a classroom when we are open to the public on Thursday, May 17. Corral dozens of buses, work directly with the students from 80 countries by volunteering in the exhibit hall. Help them set up projects. Come for training to learn how to inspect them for safety. We have dozens of other tasks. Our volunteer site will be fully up and operational by the end of 2017 with a complete listing of the tasks. If you want the list prior, please feel free to email me at:

Interpreters: Since we will have students from 80 countries, we need volunteer (non-technical) interpreters in a couple of dozen languages. The largest need are in the following languages: Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese and Thai. Others include, but not limited to: Sinhala, Urdu, Indonesian, Filipino, Kazakh, Korean, Turkish and Vietnamese. The greatest need is Wednesday, May 16, 2018 between 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All day would be amazing, but we will take volunteer interpreters for 4-hour shifts. 7:00 a.m. is a breakfast where interpreters and Finalists are introduced and you will get to know them. 8:00 a.m. you and the Finalist will go to the Exhibit hall and they will explain their project to you. All of the technical terms are on the project and in English.

Judges: We are in need of 1,000 Judges in 22 scientific disciplines on Tuesday, May 15 (must be registered no later than 5:00 p.m. and all day, Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

A Grand Award Judge must have at least one of the following

  • A minimum of six years related professional experience beyond receiving their B.A., B.S., or Masters's degree or
  • Have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent (D.O., Ed.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., etc.), OR
  • Is a graduate student with more than four years of doctoral-level research experience or who is within one year of doctoral dissertation defense.


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Research
  • Botany
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • 4 hours +
  • background check

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