Bonnie Pfister
Second-place finishers at the 2010 Intel Science Fair

On May 13-18, Pittsburgh will host more than 1,500 of the best and brightest high school students from 65 countries for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, in which young scientists compete for more than $4 million in prizes and scholarships. Last year’s winners pioneered potential cancer treatments and a system to counter the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Fair organizers are looking for community volunteers to help with a range of activities, including setting up in the convention center, greeting participants, providing foreign language interpretation (especially Spanish, Russian and Mandarin) and judging the entries. Judges must have a minimum of six years of professional experience beyond receiving a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent.

May 17 will be a public outreach day, during which local students and teachers will can tour  the exhibits, meet the finalists and participate in a “Who Dunnit” Forensic Science Challenge.

Click here or check out the video below to learn more about the fair and volunteering.