Contributed by Liza Litvina.
Recently, JEI volunteers attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) Public Day in Pittsburgh, PA. Intel ISEF is the largest high school science fair in the world, hosting hundreds of national and international science winners.
A JEI booth in the exhibitor section of the fair gave JEI members Mark Springel (Director of Outreach and Communications), Haley Manchester (Newsletter Editor), and Matthew McBride (Outreach Coordinator) a chance to introduce JEI to fair visitors and competitors. Highlights of the booth included an article scavenger hunt for interested students as well as a toy helicopter from the article “More Efficient Helicopter Blades Based on Whale Tubercles” by Sam Weitzman and Ann Lambert (JEI, Dec 2013). The three JEI members were impressed by fair finalist presentations and the enthusiasm exhibited by attendees.