Why Science Fairs May be Humanity’s Best Hope

Why Science Fairs May Be Humanity’s Best Hope


Maya Ajmera

Society for Science & the Public

Karan Jerath

The University of Texas at Austin

Samantha Marquez

Yale University

Amber Yang

Stanford University

STEM competitions are superhero training grounds. They foster confidence by helping young people think big about the world’s challenges. This panel brings us three youth superheroes who—by participating in the Society for Science & the Public’s STEM competitions like the International Science and Engineering Fair & the Science Talent Search—are seeking to solve our most intractable problems. These college students will share how STEM competitions instill confidence in the next generation.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding
Online: Slides