Science Fair Season by Judy Dutton
Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win

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This is the engaging true story of kids competing in the high-stakes, high-drama world of international science fairs. Every year the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair brings together 1,500 high schoolers from more than 50 countries to compete for over $4 million dollars in prizes and scholarships. These amazing kids are doing everything from creating bionic prosthetics to conducting groundbreaking stem cell research, from training drug-sniffing cockroaches to building a nuclear reactor. In Science Fair Season, Judy Dutton follows twelve teens looking for science fair greatness and tells the gripping stories of their road to the big competition. Some will win, some will lose, but all of their lives are changed forever.

The Intel International Science & Engineering Fair is the most prominent science fair in the country, and it takes a special blend of drive, heart, and smarts to win there. Dutton goes inside the inner sanctum of science fair competitions and reveals the awe-inspiring projects and the competitors there. Each of the kids--ranging from a young Erin Brokovich who made the FBI watch list for taking on a big corporation, to a quietly driven boy who lives in a run-down trailer on a Navajo reservation, to a wealthy Connecticut girl who dreams of being an actress and finds her calling studying bees, to a troubled teenager in a juvenile detention facility, to the next Bill Gates--take readers on an unforgettable journey.

Along the way, Science Fair Season gives readers a glimpse of America's brightest young minds and shows how our country is still a place for inventors and dreamers--the "geeks" our future depends upon.
 

About Judy Dutton

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JUDY DUTTON has been a staff editor and writer for Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, and Maxim, among other publications. Her previous books include Redbook's 500 Sex Tips: How to Make Sex More Exciting, Satisfying & Fun and Red Hot Touch: A Head-to-Toe Handbook for Mind-blowing Orgasms (as Julie Jeffries). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 19, 2011 by Hachette Books. 288 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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said one judge: “The level of sophistication in these projects is in many cases beyond the level of graduate school and doctoral research.” Though Dutton (How We Do It: How the Science of Sex Can Make You a Better Lover, 2009) occasionally lapses into a schmaltzy mode—“The lesson I would learn fr...

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Veteran magazine writer and editor Dutton (Redbook's 500 Sex Tips) gives the home practitioner plenty to think about in this up-to-the-minute survey of the science of sex.

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Dutton (Secrets from the Sex Lab) reveals the minds and hearts of the students driven to excel in high school science fairs.

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BookPage

The big fear accompanying Judy Dutton’s Science Fair Season is that it’ll be another account of scholastic overachievers driving themselves nuts in pursuing academic excellence.

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Deseret News

A fascinating look at twelve students, not all your typical science geeks, and their different paths to Science Fair glory.

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Macleans

Following 12 teens to the Super Bowl of science fairs—the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) brings together 1,500 kids from over 50 countries, and offers up to $4 million in prizes and scholarships—she shows that science can be exciting, creative, even glamorous.

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Science News

Every year, more than 1,500 high schoolers from around the world convene for the science fair Super Bowl, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public, which also publishes Science News.

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Open Salon

Science Fair Season is an enthusiastic collection of profiles of kids whose science fair projects take them all the way to competing at the national level.

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