FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Morrow 0 Jones, (412) 325 0 0294 Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Lynne Glover, (412) 325 0 0295 Science Matters 3 Especially in Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh to Host the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair PITTSBURGH 3VisitPittsburgh is pleased to announce that The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public (Intel ISEF), the world 9s largest international pre 0 college science competition, will be hosted in Pittsburgh in 2012, 2015 and 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
cWith its extraordinary commitment to and investment in research, Pittsburgh has become a prominent center ... more. less.
of science 3 in the U.S. and around the globe, d said Elizabeth Marincola, president of the Society for Science & the Public. cWe 9re delighted to be able to bring our event to this innovative city 3 a city whose success in these fields is inspirational. d Intel ISEF provides an opportunity for aspiring scientists, researchers and innovators in grades 9 0 12 to showcase their work on a global platform and compete for nearly $4 million in awards.<br><br> cOn the heels of the Pittsburgh Summit, this is another great opportunity to showcase the region 9s transformational development in science and technology to such a young and innovative audience, d said Joe McGrath, president & CEO of VisitPittsburgh. Each year, the six 0 day event is expected to bring an estimated $8.4 million in direct spending to the region with nearly 5,000 people in attendance, including over 1,500 competing students, parents and judges from over 50 countries. An additional 5,000 to 10,000 local students, teachers and parents are also expected to attend.<br><br> Once again, Pittsburgh will be on the international stage. In past years, the Intel ISEF has received attention from outlets as varied as the New York Times , CNN International and the Conan O 9Brien show. VisitPittsburgh is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency of the Pittsburgh region.<br><br> It is dedicated to generating convention, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region. ###