Supported by over 30 organizations including the Arizona Technology Council, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is currently seeking judges and volunteers for this year’s event.

Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories will gather Sunday, May 8, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016, to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes.

Intel ISEF judges must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent (D.O., Ed.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., etc.) or a minimum of six years related professional experience beyond receiving their B.A., B.S., or Master’s degree.

Judges are needed in these categories:

  • Animal Science
  • Bioinformatics Earth
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical
  • Computational Biology
  • Energy
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Translational Medical Sciences

Qualified judging applications should apply at:

Stephen G. Zylstra
Stephen G. Zylstra

In addition to more than 500 volunteers that are needed for a variety of general activities during the week, general volunteers are needed for the Intel ISEF education outreach program, open to school groups from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 12, 2016. Interested volunteers should register at

“There’s a great deal of personal satisfaction and inspiration to be gained by supporting motivated, future scientists and engineers,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “The Intel ISEF is a valuable STEM education initiative and we strongly encourage the community to become involved by becoming a judge or a volunteer.”