By Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
On May 10th, I was honored to sit on the Excellence in Science and Technology Discussion Panel for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix, AZ. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, the premier science competition in the world. Each year, it provides a forum for more than 1,750 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions and territories to showcase their independent research. The discussion panel was made up of many Nobel Laureates and other prestigious scientists. During the discussion, I talked about the most important characteristics of a scientist and the power of regenerative engineering. The event was incredibly rewarding and I really enjoyed the discussion with students and the panelists.