Science Buddies is pleased to introduce three individuals who have a wealth of knowledge about Intel ISEF and other top science competitions. They are here to respond to your questions and help prepare you for ISEF.Terik Daly
(winner of the Intel ISEF "Best in Category" Grand Award, three time JSHS finalist, Intel STS Semifinalist, Siemens Semifinalist, and winner of the "Best Project" award in the California State Science Fair) has earned more than $50,000 in cash, scholarships, trips, computers, software, and more. You can, too! He'll help you put together a powerful display board, answer all your judging questions, bring you up to date on what to expect, how to dress, and more. Need help understanding the rules and regulations of the Intel ISEF? No problem. Terik now works with SRC committees and fair directors; he's a one-stop shop for all your Intel ISEF questions. Amber Hess
is currently a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering at MIT. In 2005 she was an Intel Science Talent Search Finalist, a semifinalist for the Siemens Westinghouse competition, and won a First Place Grand Award in Chemistry at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which she also attended in 2003. She was a Mentor in the Science Buddies Online Mentoring Program for three years and also wrote a number of articles for Science Buddies. You can read more about her top science competition experiences in "Amber's 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Blog
" and "Judging Tips for Top Science Competitions
" on the Science Buddies website.Justin Spahn
is currently a sophomore and majoring in aeronautical and mechanical engineering at UC Davis. In 2007 he attended the Intel ISEF in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Energy and Transportation category. His project dealt with the design efficiency of the curvature of airplane wings. He has edited and written several projects in Science Buddies’ Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics project idea section, and developed the Science Buddies wind tunnel design. He is a Science Buddies representative with a local Californian ISEF-affiliated science fair, so he has a good deal of firsthand information about science fairs of all levels.