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Isaac Bear Student Among 18 from NC
to Advance to INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Zane DashZane Dash, a sophomore at Isaac Bear Early College, was announced as a winner at the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) competition, which was recently held at North Carolina State University. In the Senior Division (grades 9-12), twelve individual or team projects, consisting of 18 students, were selected as Grand Award winners and will represent the NCSEF at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburg, PA, on May 13-18, 2018. ISEF is the largest international science competition in the world drawing 1,800 students from across the US and 75 other countries. Students will compete for awards and prizes totaling $4 million.

Over 300 STEM student researchers, grades 3-12, from across the state, defended their research projects to 140 judges from the STEM business, education, and governmental organizations. Based on seven STEM research categories, 60 awards from business, education, government, and non-profit STEM partners, were awarded.

NCSEF Director Judy Day said, “Our local and regional teachers and fair directors from across North Carolina continue to raise the standards for student research in all STEM areas. Our judges continue to share their enthusiasm for the innovation and quality of student work as evidenced in their student interviews.”


The NC Science Fair Foundation (NCSFF) coordinates the NCSEF and its 9 Regional Competitions across North Carolina. NCSFF is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization, whose mission is to increase inquiry-based student research in STEM-related areas of study in Grades 3-12. For more information about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tom Williams at or visit the NCSEF website at

Note to the Media: A full listing of all student awards by Elementary (3-5), Junior (6-8), and Senior (9-12) are posted under the Media tab at


Posted: 04/12/18