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3:10PM, March 28, 2017
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On April 22, scientists, science enthusiasts and concerned citizens will be gathering in Washington, DC and in cities around the world to demonstrate their passion for science and engineering. The March for Science seeks to bring together a diverse, nonpartisan group to advocate for scientific research and inquiry.

Since 1921, the Society for Science & the Public has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through our timely, credible and independent science journalism and our world-class science competitions. The March for Science is consistent with our commitment to be a champion for science dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research.

As we face complex and unprecedented challenges  —  not only to our nation and world, but to the institution of science itself  —  it is more important than ever to support and defend STEM education and research.

The Society, a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization, will provide information and resources about the March to our members, who include many of the top minds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

11:54am, March 28, 2017

Leticia Aceret, an English and Spanish simultaneous interpreter, has volunteered at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) for eight years. She calls Intel ISEF "the highlight of my year."

This is the first in a series on volunteering at Intel ISEF. Read on to find out why science fairs are so important.

An interpreter helps a 2016 Intel ISEF finalist explain his project to a judge.
7:00am, March 22, 2017

Sometimes, the love of science threads its way through the generations of a family, like inherited traits of DNA or lines of code from a cascading style sheet passing on rules to others. This is especially the case for through Aaron Yeiser, who won the second place award at the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search. His grandparents and father work in computer science, technology, and chemical engineering.

Frank Sandy and Aaron Yeiser at the 2017 Regeneron STS Awards Gala.
11:00am, March 20, 2017

Regeneron, the sponsor of the Science Talent Search, presented several of their inventions and offered advice to the 2017 Regeneron STS finalists last Monday night. Finalists wandered a room of innovations, trying on virtual reality headsets, learning about genetically modified mice born with human immune systems to speed up the drug research stage, and taking photos in front of green screens that placed them in labs and white coats.

Regeneron scientists spoke on a panel, offering advice to the finalists.    
12:00am, March 15, 2017

Forty finalists took home more than $1.8 million in awards at the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017. Their scientific research ranged from improving biodegradable battery life to finding ways to eliminate space debris.

The top three winners of the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search at the Awards Gala on March 14.
2:53pm, March 12, 2017

Today, the 40 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists presented their scientific research to the public at the Regeneron STS 2017 Public Exhibition of Projects at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

For three hours, Society alumni, judges, students, and members of the public wandered the halls learning about various projects. View photos from the day below!

Members of the public , students, and Society alumni learned about the 2017 Regeneron STS finalists' research.
2:30pm, March 12, 2017

"Science and education are two of the most noble careers anyone could go into," said George Yancopoulos, the Chief Scientific Officer at Regeneron, which sponsors the Science Talent Search.

George spoke to the 2017 Regeneron STS finalists Friday night about how he entered science, his heroes, and how he turned Regeneron into such a great place for scientists to work.

You are our soldiers; your brains are your weapons. We need you to save our world.

George Yancopoulos, Regeneron's CSO, offered advice to the 2017 Regeneron STS finalists.
11:30am, March 12, 2017

Forty posters, 40 finalists, 40 hopes and dreams about STEM. Today, the 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists are presenting their scientific research to the public at the Regeneron STS 2017 Public Exhibition of Projects at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

We spoke to four finalists right before the Public Exhibition of Projects began. Read on for an inside look into a few of their incredible projects.

Regeneron STS 2017 finalists read copies of <em>Science News.</em>
10:29am, March 9, 2017

This Sunday, March 12, 2017, come to the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. for the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017 Public Exhibition of Projects as the 40 finalists present their scientific research to the public, students, and judges.

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna explains her project at STS 2016 public exhibition of projects.
10:59am, February 28, 2017

Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, mentor), who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underrepresented students to transition them from conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications to scientific competition(s).

7:00am, February 23, 2017

Elson Galang leads a network of Intel ISEF alumni in the Philippines. He was an Intel ISEF 2012 finalist and brings alumni in the country together to train hundreds of students and teachers in precollege research, and equip them with skills for science fairs and beyond.

Previous ISEF Philippine Team members discuss their ISEF experiences during the National Science and Technology Fair, the ISEF-affiliated fair of the Philippines. 
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