Young scientists and engineers who are competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2012, scheduled for May 13 to 18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stand a chance to win scholarships from the government, the industry, and the academe.
Among the agencies that will provide scholarship funding to deserving students is the Office of Naval Research (ONR), which provides $8,000 Tuition Scholarship Awards to the top 17 finishers, as well as three awards of $4,000 each to participants with original research in such critical, naval-relevant scientific areas as electrical engineering, environmental engineering and microbiology.
In addition, the ONR will give four $4,000 Tuition Scholarship Awards to three individuals and one two-member team to attend the London International Youth Science Forum in August.
More than 1,500 students, from grades 9 through 12, gathered for ISEF to present their independent research projects. Dr. Anthony Junior, director of the Department of the Navy Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions Program office, shared: “ONR is actively investing in the future by providing scholarships to these students, who represent some of the best and brightest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics… They’re exactly the type of sharp, high achievers that we’ll need to solve problems for the Navy, Marine Corps and the nation.”
Young scientists and engineers who will receive ONR scholarship funds will be given a certificate signed by Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, Chief of Naval Research, as well as a miniature Lone Sailor Statue.
ONR staff is on hand to provide information on its various educational outreach programs during the event.