The World Is Changing
Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair has been described as a junior Nobel Prize competition, as more than a thousand high school kids from around the world come together to show their work and make connections. Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, who is attending the fair, says the global science community still calls the U.S. a focal point, but less so, as the rest of the world participates more and more in research and the making of technology. In this podcast, Barrett spoke with PodTech’s Jason Lopez about this year’s ISEF being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Pictured on the PodTech player is junior high school student Lawrence Stringer (photo taken by Lloyd Gallman, Montgomery Advertiser) who is not a participant in this year’s ISEF. But Barrett has been a champion of improving science education at all levels to maintain the competitiveness of the U.S. in technology and industry.