Intel or Siemens Success Strategies

<p>Hey CC,</p>

<p>I'm a rising senior and I'm currently doing research with the intent to enter the Intel and Siemens competition in the fall. I have been lucky with the topics that I have done research on; My topic is very relevant and important, and I have a good chance of being able to gather some very appealing results.</p>

<p>That said, I want to maximize my chances in both of these competitions. I love research dearly, and scoring well in Siemens/Intel is just the cherry on top! So if there are any past/current participants, I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass on any tips or things to do in the applications that might help me out. </p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>bump...anyone?</p>

<p>bumpitybump</p>

<p>Anyone? Is the title misleading or something...</p>

<p>Well, to be frank, the number of people successful at intel/siemmens/ists is very few. There aren't very many in a position available to help you.</p>

<p>But I'm also planning to enter intel, so any advice would be appreciated, heh.</p>

<p>Yay someone responded!</p>

<p>Well, I have no reason to limit myself to those who have been successful - in fact, it would be foolish of me to do so. Hindsight is 20/20. Would there be anyone who has competed in STS or Siemens that would have any advice to pass on to us?</p>

<p>(yeah I meant STS sorry for not clarifying)</p>

<p>I did siemens...didn't qualify though, so I can't be much help there. All I can say is, don't wait until two days before the deadline to send it in like I did.</p>

<p>How did you guys come up with an idea?! The worst part for me is finding something to research :( </p>

<p>If you have vague ideas for a project that you didn't end up doing could you message me please?! Thanks</p>

<p>Any regrets from past competitors? e.g. "I wish I had..." or "I would have had a better chance if..."</p>

<p>How did you choose your topic? I tried finding things I cared/ interested about, but there was always an obstacle in the way.</p>

<p>COLD SOMEONE EXPLA*N THE WHOLE PROCESS TO ME? (WOOPS SORRY FOR CAPS) Like do you have to find a doctor or something to help ou?*</p>

<p>The caps lock messed up the spelling; capital "u's" and "i's" turn into [ U ] [ /U ] and [ I ] [ /I ]
I don't like your attitude.</p>

<p>bump...haven't received any real responses here.</p>

<p>I plan on doing one of the competitions( or both) in a couple of years. I think the research has to be done in a lab, or at school, if your school has a profession lab. I've started brainstorming and reading a few books that are relevant to my topic. I chose my topic by finding what branch I like the most in science. For ex., I really like biology, so I'm going to do something with biology. Then I thought about what intrigues me most about biology and it was cells, marine life and plants (kinda all over the board lol). It also helped me to think about what our society needs.</p>

<p>Well, I already have a project. I wanted tips on say, things to make sure you highlight in the paper, or things that the judges really appreciate. Basically stuff that would maximize my chances with the project I already have.</p>

<p>^Sorry if I didn't make it clear, but I was replying to Purpledino. If you want to maximize your chance, pretend you're explaining your project to a kindergartener with no patience and that has absolutely no idea what your project is about. What would you include to get the information across without boring them?</p>

<p>Thanks man. Moar advice?!</p>

<p>There's actually a book written by ISEF/STS/Siemens winners out there. Google that or go to the intel science site, the name should be there. You can buy it for kindle devices for around 9 bucks.</p>

<p>Hey guys! I'm interested as well... I'm currently doing research but haven't written my paper yet. What should I be doing now? (this is with no intent to hijack your thread - I thought it might be a relevant question)</p>

<p>yeah sure w/e brings out more response, hpyscm.</p>

<p>@ecouter11 i'll check it out, thanks.</p>

<p>Keep em coming!</p>