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  • Doing Science

    Science fairs launch students on a pathway of success

    As the world's largest pre-college science competition, the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of the Society for Science & the Public, gives students from countries around the world the opportunity to showcase their impressive research and meet fellow young scientists and engineers. Competing for an average of $4 million in prizes, Intel ISEF is a...

    14:07 PM, May 24, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Broadcom MASTERS 2018 application deadline coming up

    The Society is excited to soon welcome the next class of young STEM innovators. The top 10 percent of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade projects at Society-affiliated science fairs have been nominated to compete in Broadcom MASTERS 2018. The application closes at 8 p.m. ET on June 13.

    The deadline is coming up, so don't forget to complete your application if you were nominated. You can view...

    11:00 AM, May 23, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Science News in High Schools helps students find their scientific passion

    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...

    17:20 PM, May 17, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Bringing science to life with Unity

    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.

    While virtual reality toolkits may seem out of reach for most classrooms, Unity ...

    17:07 PM, May 17, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Thousands of pins, countless new friendships: Intel ISEF finalists participate in pin exchange ceremony

    "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.

    As the world's...

    17:01 PM, May 17, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Hook your audience on science

    An image of Captain Hook was projected on the screen in the front of the room. "Hook the audience," was the main message of Monday's symposia session at Intel ISEF 2018 on "Communicating Your Science and Doing it Well!" The session was attended by Intel ISEF finalists who will be presenting their research to judges and the public at the David. L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh...

    15:49 PM, May 15, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Science changes the world: Intel ISEF 2018 begins

    "These finalists aren't just our future leaders. Right now, they are leading the way," said Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News, at the Opening Ceremony of Intel ISEF2018. This is the 69th year of this annual science competition, the largest science competition for high school students around the world.

    A...

    15:46 PM, May 15, 2018
  • Doing Science

    From drones to hydroponic gardens, students have freedom to pursue answers to their scientific questions

    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.

    “Having equipment available allows every student to pursue their questions and conduct authentic science research,...

    09:00 AM, May 7, 2018
  • Doing Science

    'If one project inspires one of our students, the experience was worth it'

    The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is a science competition unlike any other. It brings together nearly 2,000 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories to the United States to showcase their scientific research in front of judges and the public, meet other likeminded scientists from around the world, and compete for millions of...

    13:45 PM, May 4, 2018
  • Doing Science

    World Press Freedom Day: A celebration of free speech and journalism the world over

    Today is World Press Freedom Day. Proclaimed in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, this day celebrates the field of journalism, freedom of speech, and newsrooms the world over. Celebrated annually, this day recognizes the work of journalists, editors, and publishers who sometimes risk their own lives to ensure accurate coverage of news and events.

    Below, check out some...

    13:48 PM, May 3, 2018

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