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SSP alumni showcased and celebrated at the 5th White House Science Fair

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In a few short days, the SSP alumni from all three of our programs got to know each other well. From left to right: Nikhil Behari, Nathan Han, Kelly Charley, Anvita Gupta, Harry Paul, and Holly Jackson. 

Eleven Society for Science & the Public alumni filled the  5th White House Science Fair with their inspiring research this past Monday, March 23. President Obama spoke with many of them, expressing pride for the hard work and brilliant innovations our alumni have created. 

Here are some fun photos from the day: 


10:33am, December 15, 2014

Raul Colon (Intel ISEF 1998) is the CEO and Founder of Limonade, Inc., a consulting company focused on online business strategy, web development, and managed digital marketing. He is also president of Cima IT Solutions, a consulting company specializing in custom WordPress themes and building clients' web presence.

12:08pm, December 10, 2014

Raul Diaz (ISEF 1981, 1982, 1983) is currently a Vice President and Elkton, VA Plant Manager for Merck and Co. He has received positive attention in the community for creating novel partnerships between Merck and the University of Virginia’s Department of Chemical Engineering.

1:50pm, December 9, 2014

Paula Golden, President and Executive Director of Broadcom Foundation and Director of Broadcom Corporation Community Affairs, was recently featured in a Huffington Post blog speaking about collaboration and the impact it has on women pursuing careers in STEM fields.

9:52am, December 2, 2014
Holly Jackson explains her project to kids at Public Day

Holly Jackson won the top award at the Broadcom MASTERS in October 2014, both for her project exploring the relative strength and compatibility of threads and fabrics, and for her overall STEM excellence and leadership shown throughout a series of hands-on challenges.

11:45am, November 24, 2014

David Soto-Pantoja was an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) finalist in 1998. He recently participated in a “reverse science fair” during our Broadcom MASTERS competition, and is planning to be a Grand Award judge at Intel ISEF 2015 in Pittsburgh this May.

10:52am, November 18, 2014

The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, will offer three new top awards of $150,000 in 2015.

Overall awards for the Intel Science Talent Search 2015 will total $1,612,500; following an increase of $382,000 in awards from 2014.

3:30am, November 14, 2014

Benjamin Frison (Intel ISEF 2003, 2004, & 2005) currently works as an Engineer in the Department of Transit Infrastructure and Engineering Services at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Prior to his current position, he worked as a Systems Engineer at Gryphon Technologies, working primarily on researching and testing improvements to military-class marine vessels. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Westgate Scholar.

10:15am, November 12, 2014
Finalist Priyanka Naranyan explaining her project on public day

SSP, Intel, and the Pittsburgh Local Arrangements Committee invite middle and high schools (grades 6-12) from Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas to apply to participate in the Education Outreach program. This program is a hands-on, interactive day celebrating science held on Thursday, May 14 during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

3:30am, November 10, 2014
St Louis newspaper announcing Carl Werner an ISEF finalist

Dr. Carl Werner (ISEF 1977) graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in biology and is currently working as a physician specializing in emergency and family medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He also owns and operates a small audio/visual company specializing in the natural sciences. He performs independent research on evolution, focusing primarily on fossils and skeletons of ancient animals. He is currently writing his third book on evolution.

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.

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