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Golden, Colo., May 13, 1998 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Midwest Research Institute will offer a special renewable energy award May 14 at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Fort Worth, Texas.
Held annually since 1950, ISEF brings together more than 1,000 of the brightest young scientists from across the globe to compete in what is known as the Olympics of science fairs. As the only international science project competition for 9th - 12th graders, ISEF is the crowning achievement in high school science competitions. This year's competition will be May 10 - 16.
"This is an excellent opportunity for us to encourage budding teenage renewable energy experts," NREL External Relations Director Bob Noun said. "These kids are the scientists and engineers of tomorrow, and we welcome the opportunity to support their educational development."
Noun will serve as a special awards judge at the competition. The winner of the renewable energy award, which recognizes creativity and understanding of renewable energy technology, will receive $500 and a plaque.
Midwest Research Institute, a not-for-profit research organization headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., manages and operates NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. NREL is the nation's leading laboratory for renewable energy research and technology development and is located in Golden, Colo.
Editor's Note: Call Julia Thomas at (303) 275-3023 on May 14 for information on the award recipient.