News May 28, 2021

Jacobs and ISEF: Driving the Next Generation of STEAM Innovators

Jacobs served as the champion of the Environmental Engineering category at the Society’s annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 16-21.

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Jacobs recently partnered with the Society for Science to serve as the champion of the Environmental Engineering category at the Society’s annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 16-21. ISEF is the world’s premier pre-collegiate competition and talent pipeline that fosters the best and brightest minds through more than 400 affiliated science fairs in 80+ countries, regions and territories around the world.

This global partnership enables Jacobs to impact thousands of STEAM students to support the next generation of STEAM innovators and nurture a diverse talent pipeline. Tens of millions of students compete in science fairs every year around the globe at local, regional and national levels, with hundreds of thousands of students going on to compete in the Society’s affiliated fairs.

The Environmental Engineering category celebrates projects that engineer or develop processes and infrastructure to solve environmental problems in water supply, waste disposal, land reclamation or pollution control. As a Developer-level sponsor of ISEF and the champion for the category, nearly 30 Jacobs employees volunteered at ISEF and Jacobs People & Places Solutions Executive Vice President, Ken Gilmartin, delivered the congratulatory remarks to the award-winning students via video message.

“At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing,” said Gilmartin. “Every day we see an opportunity to make the world better and we recognize the critical role we play in developing a sustainable and resilient future for all. This is why we’re delighted to be part of ISEF – to celebrate and salute these students who share our vision – to make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable.”

Congratulations to Haoyu Bradley Wang from Las Cruces, New Mexico and Sahil Azad from Durham, North Carolina for your outstanding work! Click here for a full list of ISEF winners.

The Society for Science is dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education, and scientific research. Since 1922, the Society has published Science News, a vibrant and trusted source of science journalism that is concise and comprehensive. For nearly 80 years, the Society has offered many of the most revered science research competitions in the world: International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Science Talent Search (STS), and Broadcom MASTERS.

Jacobs joins other prominent ISEF and the Society for Science supporters including Regeneron, Microsoft Azure Sphere, Akamai, Johnson & Johnson, National Geographic Society and Siegel Family Endowment.