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  • Doing Science

    STS, ISEF finalists & SPARK winner named MacArthur Fellows

    Two alumni of the Society for Science & the Public's science fair competitions were named 2016 MacArthur Fellows. They include: Bill Thies, a 1997 Intel STS finalist, and Dianne Newman, a 1987 and 1988 Intel ISEF finalist. Additionally, Manu Prakash, who won the first place prize in the Society's 2014 Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) competition, is a 2016 Fellow. These "genius...

    13:41 PM, September 26, 2016
  • Doing Science

    High schooler founds nonprofit to close tech gender gap

    Pooja Chandrashekar is the founder and CEO of a nonprofit that works to close the gender gap in technology. She founded ProjectCSGirls in high school.

    Pooja was a 2015 Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist. ProjectCSGirls, founded in 2013, runs a national computer science competition for middle school girls and workshops around the country.

    The program...

    07:00 AM, August 30, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Network of peers formed at science fair 'invaluable'

    Not everyone gets to be called an academic rockstar by none other than President Obama. For Laurie Rumker, it's a typical compliment.

    Every year, several Society for Science & the Public alumni are chosen to participate in the White House Science Fair. Laurie participated in Society programs including the 2007 DCYSC (Discovery...

    07:00 AM, August 5, 2016
  • Doing Science

    The kid who never outgrew 'but why?'

    Brittany Wenger combined medical research and computer science to create a cloud-based service that helps doctors diagnose breast cancer.

    Her Cloud4Cancer based service uses attributes from Fine Needle Aspirates to determine if a breast mass is malignant or benign. Through a series of 7.6 million trials, Brittany's program diagnosed more than 99 percent of cancer patients correctly.

    07:00 AM, August 2, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Learning from women in STEM, from 'astronauts, to policy makers, to TV stars'

    Not every high school student gets a chance to visit the White House. Even fewer have the opportunity to participate in important conversations with influential STEM leaders while there.

    In 2014, Zarin Rahman did just that. She visited the White House and participated in a panel discussion on empowering women and young girls in STEM.

    Zarin was a finalist...

    07:00 AM, July 26, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Experiencing President Obama's 'deep interest and genuine curiosity' in science

    The White House Science Fair, started by President Obama, acknowledges and celebrates young researchers by inviting them to present their STEM pursuits at the White House.

    The White House Science Fair shows "tremendous progress for the scientific community, in a society that showers primarily athletes with praise," said Raina Jain,...

    07:00 AM, July 25, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Earning the right to be a science leader

    "Our nation is changing," said Mary Sue Coleman. "We need to shift to opening science up to underrepresented minorities."

    Talent is everywhere, and talent needs opportunity, she said. "As leaders, we need to recognize that."

    Mary is a Westinghouse STS 1961 finalist and the President Emerita at the University of Michigan. She spoke on a panel highlighting success stories in...

    07:00 AM, July 5, 2016
  • Doing Science

    'My STS research is just as important today'

    "I think my research from STS is just as important, maybe more, today," said Marcian "Ted" Hoff.

    Ted, a Westinghouse STS 1954 finalist, spoke on a panel about the importance of basic research at the Society's first ever Alumni Conference on March 16 after the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), along with several other esteemed...

    07:00 AM, June 30, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Hacking a self-driving car

    George Hotz is working on a futuristic technology. He's designing a self-driving car — and trying to beat Tesla's Mobileye and Google's models. His work on self-driving cars has been featured in several media outlets.

    George said he did terribly in high school until he found science fairs, which allowed him to create things and compete against others. He's a multi-year Intel ISEF...

    07:30 AM, June 10, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Science Talent Search offers 'a different set of heroes'

    Participating in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search in 1976 made George Yancopoulos realize "there’s a whole different set of heroes."

    "Everyone revered the Westinghouse winners. How so many went on, changed the world, and became Nobel Prize winners," said George at the Alumni Conference on March 13, along with other award-winning panelists.

    After STS, George became a founding...

    07:00 AM, June 3, 2016

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