I like to salute the wisdom in setting up of the Ed-academy online community. No doubt it has narrowed the gap between members of the Intel family and help us stay in touch. It will be nice to relpicate this for the Intel-ISEF finalists.This will not only make it possible for these finalist to stay in touch with friends they have made across international boarders, it will also foster research collaborations amongst these kids now and in the future. Guess what that means: a globalized and yet highly unified research effort aimed at solving societal challenges. That way Intel will not only be raising up scientists for now and the future but will also be helping them stay together.