Well, the awards ceremony just wrapped up. It was a hall full of excited, energized kids from all over the world, and from what I saw there, I’d say the future is pretty bright. The Puerto Rican contingent was particularly overjoyed when a number of their members took awards. And one very cool add-on at the end was that each of the Best of Category, 1st Place, and 2nd Place awards winners will be having near-earth asteroids (the big ones) named after them!
I’d like to especially congratulate some of the people I interviewed yesterday on their awards:
- Colby Wilkason took a 4th Place award in Computer Science
- Eric Hodnefield and Devin Bezdicek took a 4th place award for Team Projects
- Chris King took a 3rd place award for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Now I’m heading home. I’d like to thank Intel one last time for sending me to the event. Having seen this, I am planning on encouraging my own boys to get involved in their science fairs so that they might get the chance to see ISEF in the future. It’s amazing! I hope you all enjoyed this little expedition.
Check out a slide show of images from the Intel ISEF 2008 in the Extended Post below.