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The Boeing Company sponsors the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF)

On August 28, 2008, The Boeing Company became the newest major sponsor of WSSEF. The funds will be used to put on the annual WSSEF, which strives to encourage future scientists and engineers in Washington State to explore the world around them. The Boeing Company joins the following sponsors of WSSEF: Olympic College, the City of Bremerton, Eureka Lodge #20 F&AM, Bonneville Power Administration, Ohio Wesleyan University, Kitsap County, Rotary Club of East Bremerton and Telebyte Northwest.

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Kitsap – Mason Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) selects WSSEF for its 2008 Campaign

This year, WSSEF was selected as a local charity for the Mason- Kitsap CFC. The CFC is the official giving arm for Federal Employees in Kitsap and Mason Counties.  Every fall, a CFC drive is held so Federal Employees can make a difference in their communities and the world by donating money to deserving charities. CFC funds donated to WSSEF will directly help our future scientists and engineers as they pursue their education. WSSEF’s CFC number is 77374.

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Washington State Students attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 10 – 16, 2008

Nine student finalists and student observers from the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair, Mid Columbia Regional Fair and South Sound Regional Fair represented Washington State at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta Georgia during May 10 – 16, 2008.  Finalists and observers were S. Au (Tacoma), J. Brandvold (Sunnyside), A. Cays-Vesterby (Sequim), E. Foss (Covington), R. Iyengar (Tacoma), J. Kang (Tri-Cities), E. Liu (Spokane), L. McCauley (Tacoma), N. Varada (Tri-Cities) and J. Wu (Tacoma).  Over 1,500 high school students from over 55 countries attended the Intel ISEF, which is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9–12. The Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists—and providing the opportunity to compete for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.  R. Iyengar won 3rd place award and the team of A. Au and J. Wu won 4th place award.

Please visit the following links for more information on ISEF:

YouTube: http://youtube.com/channelintel

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/isef08/

Facebook http://snipurl.com/isef08fans

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WSSEF Winners head to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 10 – 16
A. Cays-Vesterby and E. Liu will be attending Intel ISEF in May to compete with over 1,500 high school students from over 40 countries and have an opportunity to showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9–12. The Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists—and providing the opportunity to compete for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.

E. Foss will also be attending Intel ISEF as a student observer and will also have an opportunity to interact with students around the world. In addition, he will serve as a Student Ambassador for school kids during the public viewing days at Intel ISEF.

More Information at http://www.intelisef2008.org/

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Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) Scholarships 
In 2008, 14 students were awarded $15,000 scholarships that are renewable for four years. OWU confirms the continuation of scholarships for next year.

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2008 Critique Meeting
The WSSEF Board held their annual critique meeting on April 22, 2008.  Many wonderful suggestions were received for future improvements to the fair. Plans are now underway to implement these suggestions. Look for changes next year as we strive to improve the fair.
 

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