Winners of this year’s Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition organized by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka will once again get an opportunity to travel to the US and take part in an international fair. Three inventors selected from among the last year’s winners took part in the Intel IESF (International Science and Engineering Fair) held in Atlanta, Virginia and this year the selected Junior Inventors of the 2008 competition will be eligible to take part in the Intel IESF being held in the state of Nevada in the US. Participation to the Intel IESF is sponsored by Intel.
IESL said in a press release that the closing date for applications for its competition has been extended to June 30 due to requests received from enthusiastic junior inventors and schools.
Students who win at the competition will be rewarded with scholarships, medals, certificates, cash prizes and internships at the University of Moratuwa.
The school of the title winner will also be awarded with the Challenge cup offered by the Post Graduate Institute of Management of the Sri Jayawardenapura University in addition to a cash prize. Applications for the competition and other details could be obtained by contacting the IESL Secretariat at 120/15, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7, Tel: 2698426/Fax:2699202, or the website -- www.iesl.lk