In August 2009, the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka – together with the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka and Intel – signed a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF) in 2009 and 2010. SLSEF is affiliated to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) - the world’s largest pre-college science competition.
Representatives from the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka, the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka and Intel at the MoU signing.
The MoU signing reaffirmed the partnership and commitment of the parties. Present were Mr. Nimal Bandara from the Ministry of Education, Dr. Sarath Abayawardana from the National Science Foundation, Eng. H. D. S. De Alwis from the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka and Mr. Indika De Zoysa from Intel.
A national platform for showcasing student scientific ingenuity, SLSEF aims to unite young scientific minds and enhance innovative thinking, while investing in a new generation of pioneers in the fields of math and science. Winners of SLSEF represent Sri Lanka each year at ISEF.