PUBLISHED: 5:01 PM on Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Student scientists continue on to Phoenix
Several students who participated in the 2004 Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair are about to travel to Phoenix,AZ, to join the world's largest pre-college celebration of science.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) brings together over 1,300 students from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 40 countries and territories. More than 65,000 students at more han 500 regional Intel ISEF affiliated science fairs around the world to win the right to attend the Intel ISEF. The Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair held in Juneau and the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair in Anchorage are the affiliated fairs in Alaska.

Sara Bogert, Joey Bosworth, Brenna Heintz, Erika O'Sullivan, Sam Post, and Clay Wertheimer accompanied by teacher Jonathan Smith, will meet students, teachers, corporate executives, and government officials. The projects displayed at Intel ISEF compete for over $3 million in scholarships, tuition grants, scientific equipment, and scientific trips.

The fair, with field trips, seminars, and competition is from May 8-14.

Intel's sponsorship of the Intel ISEF is part of the Intel? Innovation in Education initiative, a sustained commitment - in collaboration with educators and government leaders worldwide - to help prepare students to succeed in a knowledge-based economy. The projects competing from Juneau are:

• BO305T The Effect of Age and Succession Type on Forest Overstory and Understory Composition

• EA005 How Carbon Source Affects the Process of Microbial Sulfate Reduction in Mine Tailings

• EN020 How Wing Curve Affects Lift