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Science News in High Schools helps students find their scientific passion

5:20PM, May 17, 2018
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Anna Rhymes, Science News in High Schools Program Manager, led a symposia about the program at this year's Intel ISEF.


Students in Lisa Fridman's research class at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute look forward to the cookie research lab that takes place every year. But as Lisa told attendees at the "Teaching Current Research and Science Literacy with Science News in High Schools" symposia at the International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), students often have down time during this project as they are waiting for the cookies to bake. 

To help keep students busy and engaged during down time, Lisa has them read Science News. As a participant in the Science News in High Schools Program, she receives ten copies of each issue, which come out every two weeks.

Attendees of the "Teaching Current Research and Science Literacy with Science News in High Schools" symposia had the opportunity to read one of the Educator Guides that are included with each issue. Photo Courtesy of Chris Ayers/Society for Science & the Public. 

Reaching over 10,000 teachers and 4.1 million students across the U.S. and worldwide, Society for Science & the Public's Science News in High Schools program brings Science News magazines and accompanying Educator Guides to high schools, giving students access to the latest in-depth reporting on science topics. 

Learn more about Science News in High Schools. 

At the symposia, led by Anna Rhymes, Science News in High Schools Program Manager, teachers learned more about this valuable program and heard from Lisa, who shared her experience as a participant in the program. 

I use Science News to help students figure out what they are interested in.

In addition to keeping students engaged during down time, Lisa uses Science Newsto keep her students up to date on science research across disciplines and find research topics that intrigue them and can be submitted to science competitions.

"My students don’t know what they are interested in," Lisa said. "I use Science News to help students figure out what they are interested in and want to research." 

Lisa Fridman, a teacher at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, explains how she uses the Science News in High Schools program to teach current research and science literacy. Photo Courtesy of Chris Ayers/Society for Science & the Public. 

Lisa's students have been inspired to conduct research based on Science News articles they have read. Evains Francois, a junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Academy, was inspired to study roaches and designs robots based on their movements after reading a Science News article

Thanks to Science News in High Schools, countless students are being inspired to pursue science research projects and keep up to date on the latest research. Help your students be one of them by learning more about this program that is transforming how students and educators interact with science in the classroom. 

5:07pm, May 17, 2018

Hands-on learning is one of the best ways to engage students in STEM. But what if these experiences are unable to be replicated in the classroom?

The answer sounds futuristic, but as technology evolves to become more intelligent, virtual reality- based learning systems are becoming more prevalent.

5:01pm, May 17, 2018

"Where are you from?"

This is the question of the evening at the annual pin exchange ceremony, an opportunity for finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to get to know each other through an exchange of pins representing their country, city, or states. Students were excited to meet fellow finalists from countries around the world.

9:00am, May 7, 2018
The strength of TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia is its diversity—cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic—says Shawn Lowe, a science teacher at the school. Her students are interested in doing science fair projects, but lack the funds to pursue them.
Students at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia conducted science experiments with equipment purchased with a STEM Research Grant.
5:11pm, May 2, 2018

The Society for Science & the Public is pleased to announce this year’s 50 Advocates who will actively work to find underrepresented students opportunities to participate and compete in science research competitions, inspiring them to engage in STEM fields.  

Through the Society’s Advocate Grant Program, educators and scientists mentor and expand opportunities for underrepresented and low-income students who have the potential to excel in STEM fields with additional support.

9:00am, May 2, 2018
It's not just students who have a blast and learn at lntel ISEF. Volunteers like Laura Branby, Creek Connections Pittsburgh Area Educator and Camp Director at Allegheny College, help ensure ISEF runs smoothly—and have a great time doing so!
Laura Branby is passionate about volunteering at Intel ISEF.
9:00am, May 1, 2018
The International Community High School in Bronx, New York provides a glimpse of what makes America so strong—diversity. The school’s student body consists of newly arrived immigrants from countries around the world who are just beginning to learn English.
Students at International Community High School use a digital trinocular compound microscope purchased with the Society for Science & the Public‘s STEM Research Grant.
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