PORTLAND, Ore., May 10, 2004 - The next generation of brilliant thinkers arrive in Portland, Ore., today armed with research they hope will improve the lives of people around the world.
These high school students provide original viewpoints that can only be seen at the 2004 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) presented by Applied Materials. The research covers a broad array of advanced topics such as Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), robotics and Mars exploration. Other projects are oriented toward providing solutions for everyday problems, such as a device engineered to wake up drowsy drivers and software that helps reduce emergency room wait times by speeding the admission process. Nineteen percent of the students have obtained or are in the process of obtaining a patent.