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Sibling Scientists: SSP alum discuss shared family love of research

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Alex and Cole Kendrick at the Intel ISEF 2011


Alex Kendrick, a senior physics major at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA and his younger brother Cole, a junior at Los Alamos High School, are alumni of several Society for Science and the Public programs. Alex participated in the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge in 2006 and 2007, as well as Intel ISEF 2009 - 2011. Cole participated in Broadcom MASTERS 2011 and Intel ISEF 2013 and 2014.

We caught up with the brothers to hear more about their family involvement in all things science and research related. Read more here.

3:45am, February 25, 2015

Denise Gardner was a finalist in the 2003 Intel ISEF. At the fair, she presented her research on red wine color stability. Fermented grapes have taken Gardner’s career a long way, from Napa Valley to Penn State.

Check out the SSP blog post on why Gardner credits Intel ISEF for much of her professional growth, and will be giving back at the upcoming Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh this May.

3:45am, February 19, 2015

Frank Wang was a finalist of the 1982 Science Talent Search. Since participating in the program, Wang has gone on to build a successful business, receive multiple degrees in Math, and follow his true passion in teaching.

We caught up with Wang to hear about his experiences and successes. Read more on the SSP blog

3:30am, February 16, 2015

The 40 finalists of the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) will be presenting their research projects to the public on Sunday, March 8, from 1 to 4 pm at the National Geographic Society, in Washington, DC.

Read more about the Intel STS Public Exhibition of Projects

9:31am, February 11, 2015

With science fair season in full swing, SSP is gearing up for this year’s competitions. Click here for a full preview of important 2015 program updates.

9:44am, February 9, 2015

Yue Yao, an Intel ISEF 2014 finalist, won a grand award- a free trip to the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), held in Poland.

Read about Yao’s recent trip to Warsaw to present his research on an optical computer design among 110 fellow contestants from around the world.

11:26am, February 4, 2015

As a father of two Intel ISEF alumni, Thomas Conroy, a mechanical engineer and two-time Intel ISEF judge, shared with us why judging in science fairs is worthwhile for him. 

9:26am, February 2, 2015

Annika Urban was a Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist. With the money her school has received for her participation as a finalist, Urban’s gone on to start SENSE, Student Exploration Network for Science and Engineering, as a way to teach robotics to other young students. Urban caught us up to her post-Broadcom MASTERS projects and shared insight and advice for other young students interested in science.

Read more about Annika Urban on the SSP blog. 

3:30am, January 26, 2015

Yi-Hsuan Huang was one of three Intel ISEF 2014 finalists to receive a week-long, all-expense-paid trip to the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS). His research delved into plant sciences, specifically looking into the function of a transcription factor called bZIP16 and how it plays a role in how plants perceive environmental signals to decide the best time to flower.

1:25pm, January 22, 2015

Old Orchard School received a $1,000 check to use for STEM programming, supplies, or activities from the Broadcom Foundation at a school assembly honoring Holly Jackson, top winner of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS.

Read about the award assembly

11:50am, January 21, 2015

On January 21, 40 high school seniors were named finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 5-11, where they will compete for more than $1 million in awards.

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