Renogen STS, Intel ISEF, Siemens Competitions

Once the research is completed, students can enter one of these prestigious competitions with their work.  Dr. James Choi–who is an official judge of Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the fields of computer graphics and bio engineering.  (He will not judge in the field that his students are competing, of course.)–will guide students to pick the right topic, design experiments, and write their research results for submission to this competition.
  • The winners of this competition is often at Master’s Degree Thesis level, which is impossible to attain by a high school student by him/herself.  This Sabio Science Research course will prepare students to reach this level
  • Only seniors can complete as an individual.  This level of research will take at least one year, most likely two years to complete.
  • Awards

The 40 finalists attend the Science Talent Institute in Washington D.C. and receive scholarships ranging from $5,000 to the top prize of a $100,000 four-year scholarship. In addition to the scholarship awards, each of the finalists will receive a high-performance computer.

  • All high school students can complete.  This level of research will take at least one year, most likely two years to complete.
  • May compete as an individual or as a team
  • Awards
Regional Competitions Individual Team
(team members share prize
Regional Finalists $1,000 scholarship $1,000 scholarship
(per team member)
Regional Winners $3,000 scholarship $6,000 scholarship
National Competition
National Finalists $100,000 scholarship $100,000 scholarship
$ 50,000 scholarship $ 50,000 scholarship
$ 40,000 scholarship $ 40,000 scholarship
$ 30,000 scholarship $ 30,000 scholarship
$ 20,000 scholarship $ 20,000 scholarship
$ 10,000 scholarship $ 10,000 scholarship
  • All high school students can compete
  • Awards.  Lots of awards as listed below.

Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award  A $50,000 scholarship for the top three student winners at the Intel ISEF.

Seaborg SIYSS Award A trip to the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) ( including attendance to the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden. The SIYSS is a multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world. Students must be 18 years old by December to be considered.

European Union Contest for Young Scientists The opportunity to receive an all-expense-paid trip to attend the European Union Contest for Young Scientists – located in a new city each year – is awarded to a top team at the Intel ISEF.

MILSET – Expo-Science International A trip to the MILSET Expo-Science International awarded to a top team at the Intel ISEF.

Intel Best of Category Awards Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and an Intel® CentrinoTM mobile technology-based notebook computer. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

Grand Awards

Presented in each of the 17 Intel ISEF categories, Grand Awards are given for four places.

1st Place $3,000 cash award
2nd Place $1,500 cash award
3rd Place $1,000 cash award
4th Place $500 cash award
School Science Fair
  • You can enter your own school’s or district’s science fair or competition with your research.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge  (YouTube)
Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is a high school math competition that spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, as a viable and exciting profession, and as a vital contributor to advances in an increasingly technical society. Open to juniors and seniors attending schools from Maine to Florida, the M3 Challenge is entirely Internet-based and free of entry and participation fees. High schools may enter up to two teams of three to five students who must choose the day they wish to work on Challenge weekend (March 6-7, 2010). Teams have 14 hours (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) to solve an open-ended, realistic, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue and while they can work from any location they choose and can use any free and publicly available resources, they may not discuss any aspect of the problem with, or seek help from, their coach or anyone other than their teammates.

The M3 Challenge offers scholarships totaling $100,000. The top six prize-winning teams receive awards ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, which are divided equally among team members and paid directly to the colleges or universities at which the winning students enroll. Honorable Mention winners receive team prizes of $1,000. Panels of Ph.D.-level applied mathematicians serve as judges.

M3 Challenge Awards and Recognition: 2009 ASAE Associations Advance America (AAA) Award of Excellence; 2008 Excellence Award, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP).

You can find complete information and register at

The M3 Challenge is funded by The Moody’s Foundation and organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

What if you don’t win in any?
It will be great if you won, and get all the scholarship as well.  But you don’t have to win to enjoy the true benefits.  Dr. James Choi spoke at length with an admission officer at MIT about the merits of these science competition.  The admissions officer explained that what is really important is doing a research that students enjoy and learning from it.  He said that whether the students actually win or not from a science competition is largely based on luck because “most researches fail and we should not penalize the students for it.”

Sabio Science Research cannot guarantee that our students will win in science competitions.  But we can guarantee that students will learn science and perform research at the level that they can enter these prestigious competitions.