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  • Doing Science

    'The article was the catalyst': Inspired into research by Science News

    Before taking an introduction to research course in high school, Sumaita Ahmed had never read a scientific article. But she knew she liked science.

    Now, Sumaita is at the forefront, using new research techniques, like CRISPR. In the Yumi Kim Labat Johns Hopkins University, she's researching chromosome mechanisms in C. elegans, a type of nematode roundworm.

    Science News made...

    15:17 PM, April 17, 2018
  • Doing Science

    University-level equipment opens new doors for high school students in DC and SC

    High school students in Washington, D.C.'s McKinley Technology High School are building a water purification prototype that is small and simple enough for home use.

    The project is possible thanks to teacher Sherry Richardson and the Society for Science & the Public's STEM Research Grant. Sherry spent the grant, which can be used to purchase new equipment, mentor students, and...

    13:28 PM, April 9, 2018
  • Doing Science

    How robot kits, an electronic scale and a wind tunnel are helping three rural schools engage students in scientific research

    At Greybull High School in Wyoming, a STEM Research grant has allowed obtaining materials that give students more opportunities to work in advanced fields like robotics, computer programming and engineering.

    Projects in engineering were limited to utilizing outdated technology that reinforced concepts that were already known, says research director Joel Kuper.“I believe that we...

    16:59 PM, April 4, 2018
  • Doing Science

    A 10,000-foot mountain pass won’t stop these kids

    Monte Vista High School is located in a remote part of Colorado. So remote that the nearest population center is a three-hour drive that requires traveling through a 10,000-foot mountain pass. Unlike schools located close to universities, where research program partnerships are often offered, Monte Vista lacks this type of access to labs and scientific mentors at these locations because...

    16:56 PM, April 2, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Grant helps students explore a new world of STEM interests

    Although the Philadelphia High School for Girls has a rigorous daytime science curriculum, the school lacked extracurricular programs to prepare students for science competitions or participate in STEM activities. Cristobal Carambo, a teacher at the school, wanted to change this—so he applied for the Society for Science & the Public STEM Research Grant.

    Thanks to the grant, Cristobal...

    09:15 AM, March 30, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Why I volunteer at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    By Scott Duke Kominers

    Intel ISEF 2005, Intel STS 2005MBA Class of 1960 Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business SchoolFaculty Affiliate: Harvard Department of Economics and Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and ApplicationsCo-chair: Mathematics Grand Awards Judging, Intel ISEF

    My Intel ISEF project back in 2005 was in quadratic form representation...

    07:00 AM, March 7, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Learning about locomotion with cockroach-like robots

    Not every high school student acknowledges the brilliance of a cockroach. Evains Francois, a junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Academy, studies roaches and designs robots based on their movements.

    Evains is fully immersed in science research, inspired, in part, by articles he read through the Science News in High Schools program. When Evains was a high school sophomore, he loved...

    07:00 AM, March 6, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Advocate Program helps teacher and students find success at science fairs

    After her first year guiding students through science fairs, Elizabeth Proctor, a teacher at Jasper County High School in Monticello, Georgia, wasn’t sure if she would continue participating in the competitions.  

    At a school where over half of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, it can be difficult for the community to get behind science fairs, especially...

    09:20 AM, March 5, 2018
  • Doing Science

    LA teachers gain support for science research programs

    In Antonio Gamboa’s classroom at Garey High School in Pomona, California, a 10th grade student uninterested in STEM fields has completely changed her mind. Lizbeth Martinez-Ramos had once made clear to Antonio that she wasn’t interested in STEM in the least.

    But after receiving the Society for Science & the Public's STEM Research Grant, Antonio was able to purchase science...

    14:05 PM, February 28, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Five SXSW EDU sessions you won't want to miss

    We're so excited to head to the SXSW EDU Festival in Austin, Texas next week! The annual festival takes place this year from March 5 to 8 and features hundreds of sessions and speakers exploring learning and education. We'll be discussing the importance of STEM competitions on our panel, Why Science Fairs May be Humanity's Best Hope.

    If you're planning on being at the SXSW EDU Festival,...

    14:02 PM, February 27, 2018

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