Date: May 16, 2016
Taiwan high school students won a top prize, eight grand awards and four special awards for
their best performance to date at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 14 in the U.S. city of Phoenix.
“I am very proud of these outstanding students,” said Chu Nan-shyan, director of Taipei City-based National Taiwan Science Education Center under the Ministry of Education, which was the major sponsor of the representation from Taiwan. “The honors underscore the ingenuity of our nation’s youth.”
Staged by Intel since 1950, the 2016 edition of the world’s largest pre-college science competition attracted around 1,300 entries from over 1,760 students in 77 countries and territories worldwide.
Top performer was Chang Pei-hsuan of Taipei Municipal Lishan High School, who took the Best of Math Award of US$5,000 and the category’s first award of US$3,000 for her entry Nested Eggs: Where Brianchon, Pascal and Poncelet Meet. In addition to a grant of US$1,000 for her school, she bagged a trip to Belgium Sept. 15-20 for the EU Contest for Young Scientists. Her entry also picked up third prize of US$500 from the American Mathematical Society. [FULL STORY]