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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.

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

I see the effect of their work in our students - they are eager to stay involved in science. Many of them have received scholarships or gained acceptance to more prestigious colleges as a result of their ISEF participation.

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.