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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.

11:21am, November 5, 2014
student setting up their project at the 1969 International Science Fair

We love science fair here at SSP. In fact, two of our competitions, the Intel ISEF and the Broadcom MASTERS, would not be possible without the participation of the  400+ SSP-affiliated fairs across the nation and the globe.

1:41pm, November 3, 2014

Caleb and Cameron Kruse, alumni of SSP’s educational competitions, are traveling the country on an Ice Cream Exhibition designed to teach children about conservation. Caleb was an Intel STS 2010 semifinalist and Cameron was an Intel STS 2008 semifinalist and Intel ISEF 2007 finalist.

1:56pm, October 29, 2014
Holly Jackson holding award

Holly Jackson, 14, won the top award of $25,000 at the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS. Read what the judges had to say about this talented young scientist and engineer:

Holly Jackson garnered the coveted Samueli Prize with a winning project that investigated the ancient art of sewing from an architectural point of view- she used shear forces as the stresses for testing her stitches and fabric. 

8:49pm, October 28, 2014

On Tuesday, October 28, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS.

Holly Jackson, 14, of San Jose, Calif., won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize in honor of overall STEM excellence and for her study on the strength and best application of stitches in sewing.

2:21pm, October 28, 2014

On Monday, the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists continued working on team STEM challenges, including Let's Roll, which included building a roller coaster; Build a Better Building, designing a house that could withstand a hurricane simulated by a leafblower; Power to the People, designing and building wind generators; and It's a Blast, controlling the height of an Alka-Seltzer rocket.

Check out our photo blog below:

1:05pm, October 28, 2014

The traditional science fair got flipped around this year at Broadcom MASTERS, as experts were the ones presenting their work to the finalists. Finalists had the chance to meet 12 professionals in the science and engineering fields, hear about their careers, and ask questions about their work.

Participating experts included:

2:47pm, October 27, 2014
team works on forensic challenge

Finalists of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS participated in their first day of hands-on STEM challenges yesterday at Q?rius in the National Museum of Natural History.

Check out our photo blog of the challenges below:

Members of the Purple Team work on the Circuit Challenge in the Science Relay

3:18pm, October 25, 2014

The 30 finalists of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS are currently presenting their projects to the public at Q?rius, part of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Check out our live photo blog of the event:

Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase

2:51pm, October 24, 2014
student and parent at Broadcom MASTERS registration

Thirty of the nation’s best young scientists are arriving in Washington, DC today to compete in the finals of the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars).

10:00am, October 20, 2014
Teachers around a conference table doing group work

During the month of July, SSP hosted two regional meetings with teachers who have had students participate in the Intel Science Talent Search. One meeting was held in Dallas, Texas with educators from around the Southeast and one was held in Chicago, Illinois bringing together teachers from around the Midwest.

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