International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)

The Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF) joins with the five Regional Fairs to comprise the Washington International Science & Engineering  “WISE Team” at the ISEF.  The Regional Science & Engineering Fairs are Eastern Washington (EWRSEF) , Central Sound (CSRSEF), Mid-Columbia (MCSEF), South Sound (SSRSEF) and Southwest Washington (SWWSEF) .

CONGRATULATIONS!!   Click on the year for the full details and photos!

WISE Team 2021 Results

Seven ISEF Grand Champion Awards
2nd Place / $2,000
Aiden Bai
3rd Place / $1,000
Kosha Upadhyay
Christine Ye
4th Place / $500
Nikhita Bontha
Jennifer Hu
Julia Liu
Gabriella Lui
Five ISEF Special Awards
NOAA // 1st Place // $1,500
Yuchen Li
American Meteorological Society // 2nd Place // $1,000
Saketh Dhulipalla
North Carolina State College of Engineering // Engineering Summer Camp
Anna Armstrong
Incose Best Use of Engineering // Honorable Mention
Ansel LaPier
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence // Honorable Mention
Conan Lu

WISE Team 2020 Results

WISE Team 2019 Results

Special Highlight from the 2018 ISEF:   Dhruvik Parikh, 18, of Bothell, Washington, received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for his development of less expensive yet more robust ion exchange membranes for use in large industrial-scale batteries for storing solar or wind-generated electricity for later distribution. His composite membrane has 10 times the proton conductivity of the industry’s standard membrane, while reducing production costs by about 30 percent.  Dhruvik on the right:

2018 Intel ISEF Top Three

WA STEM Team 2018 Results

WA STEM Team 2017 Results

WA STEM Team 2016 Results

WA STEM Team 2015 Results

WA STEM Team 2014 Results

WA STEM Team 2013 Results

WA STEM Team 2012 Results

WA STEM Team 2011 Results

WA STEM Team 2009 Results

More about the ISEF ~ Each year, more than 7 million high school students around the globe develop original research projects and present their work at local science competitions with the hope of making it to the International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition, a program of the Society for Science & the Public.

Approximately 1,800 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math.  At the event, these young innovators share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and compete for more than $5 million dollars in awards and scholarships.