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ingrid-weigand

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Review for Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Festival (Intel ISEF) since 2005, bringing students from our regional fair to compete at this level. Every year, I am amazed again by how efficient, professional and courteous SSP staff is in organizing this event. ISEF is life changing for many of our students - whether they win a prize or not. It opens their eyes to the possibilities and the joy of of scientific research and experimentation; it validates their efforts and encourages them to continue in their studies. The atmosphere is one of respect and support for the students; they meet students from other countries, professionals in their field of interest, even nobel laureates. It is a great event and SSP does wonders with the staff and funding available to them.

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

the ease with which they make their event possible; the variety of seminars as well as student and adult events; the quality of volunteers and judges

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

extremely well organized and prepared; they are knowledgeable, helpful and want to make the experience enjoyable for students.

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

expands its outreach to more students and create a wider support network for affilitated fairs

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I am the Executive Director of teh Ausitn Energy Regional Science Festival, which is affiliated with Intel ISEF.