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Society for Science & the Public
August 17, 2010

I became involved with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in 2000 hosted in Detroit, MI. The following year the Fair was coming to San Jose, CA and I was part of the Host Committee so I went to Detroit to shadow the role I would do the following year. It was love at first sight! SSP, the moderator of the Fair in every host city, had (and has) a fabulous team that knows their responsibilities and are dedicated to making the Fair the best for the students! The Fair was just hosted again in San Jose, CA in May 2010 and I was again part of the Host Committee (and the Board of Directors) so I had extensive interaction with them over the past year. Having boycotted the science fair when I was in 8th Grade it is a weird come-uppance but I do not regret the decision to become involved and it is what keeps me coming back year after year! Come join and support the fun!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my two roles on Host Committees (2001 and 2010) and attending the Fair every year doing my Display & Safety role, SSP makes it all seem easy.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them the help and support they need to make sure the Fair maintains its World Class status.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people and their dedication.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledge, friendly, and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make sure its efforts on Intel ISEF (and its other charges) could be all that they can be!

Ways to make it better...

it had more financial backing and volunteer counts.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping excitement going for science, math and engineering realms in our youth.

One thing I'd also say is that...

send some money and give your time!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Primarily a Display & Safety Inspector -- make sure all finalist projects comply to rules and regulations.