- Sufyan Huma and Haider Hussain from Synge Street CBS in Dublin picked up the Intel award at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition
- Their prize includes an all expenses trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place in Los Angeles, California, in May 2014
- Kildare Town Communtiy School teacher Sinead Sheils was selected as the 2014 Intel Educator of Excellence and will also have the opportunity to travel to the ISEF event
Last week the winners of the prestigious Intel Student and Educator of Excellence awards were selected at the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition. Intel, now in its 15th year as a Gold Sponsor of the exhibition, awards the winning student with the prize of an all expenses trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place in Los Angeles, California, in May 2014.
Sufyan Huma and Haider Hussain from Synge Street CBS in Dublin picked up the Intel award at this year’s exhibition with their project entitled, ‘Solar Sailing with modulated radial thrust’. The project is a theoretical and computational study of the trajectories of space probes powered only by solar sails, discussing new applications of such probes. Intel has a particular focus on the Physics/Chemistry/Mathematic section at the event and it is from this group of projects that the student award winner is selected.
The Intel award includes a trip for Sufyan, Haider and their teacher Kate Walsh to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place in Los Angeles in May.
In addition to the Student Award, Intel takes the opportunity to recognise the unsung heroes of the exhibition – the teachers, by presenting an Educator of Excellence award to an individual teacher who has made an outstanding contribution towards the promotion and facilitation of inquiry based learning amongst students. This year Sinead Sheils from Kildare Town Community School won this award and as part of her prize will also have the opportunity to travel to the ISEF event.
Brendan Cannon, Director of Corporate Affairs at Intel Ireland, attended the prize giving ceremony on Friday and said, “Intel is delighted to again be a Gold Sponsor of this event which continues to be such an important showcase and celebration of science. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are the lifeblood of all that is possible at Intel and we are passionate about encouraging these very subjects amongst the students of today who will become tomorrow’s leaders in the high-tech industry”.
Along with sponsoring the two awards at the event, Intel participates in the Technology hall at the exhibition, showcasing Intel powered technology and solutions to the thousands of visitors who attend during the multi-day event.
Intel prize winners Sufyan Huma and Haider Hussain are pictured receiving their award from former Intel ISEF Grand prize winner Jack Andraka
Intel Educator of Excellence Award presented by Jack Thomas Andraka, Intel to Sinead Sheils, Kildare Town Community School
Evanna Moreley is pictured at the Intel stand at the Exhibition
The Intel Extreme Racing was a popular attraction with visitors
3D Oculus Glasses were also available for people to try out at the Intel stand
Further images can be found here: BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2014 – a set on Flickr
About the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is recognised as being the ‘Olympics of Science Fairs’ with over 50 countries from all over the world being represented by students competing for over $3 million in scholarships and prizes.
Intel’s commitment to education
Intel believes that young people are the key to solving global challenges and that a solid math and science foundation coupled with skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving are crucial for their success. Also, as a leading technology company, we depend on the future availability of skilled workers, a healthy technology ecosystem and knowledge customers, all of which are underpinned by initiatives that allow students to experience and explore project based learning linked to science and technology.
Each year Intel Ireland contributes almost €1 million to local and national education programs including programs for Primary and Secondary schools students, a number of Science Exhibitions, post-graduate research projects and equipment donations to schools and universities.
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.
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