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  • Doing Science

    How did one rural state triple its student science engagement?

    Getting teens in rural states more involved in science can be an enduring challenge. In Maine, with only one interstate highway, many educational communities face isolation and seclusion. Stefany Burrell, STEM Education Specialist at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA), is addressing these concerns by working to expand STEM education opportunities for students across her...

    09:53 AM, July 16, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Uncovering gender bias in grading

    When students complete their work in school, they expect to receive fair grades. But that's not always the case, according to Madelaine Panici, a high school student at Greely High School in North Yarmouth, Maine.

    The state of Maine recently implemented proficiency-based learning (PBL), which includes Habits of Work (HOW) grading and reporting. Under this system, schools are able...

    09:00 AM, July 16, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Finding a better solution for bed bugs

    Bed bugs are a nightmare. They can quickly become an infestation, and are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Fawaz Ahmad, a high school student from Oxford Mississippi, wants to do something about this pesky pest.

    He has developed a solution that kills bed bugs effectively. “Current pesticides are extremely costly and harmful to human health,” Fawaz explained. “Bed bugs have...

    09:00 AM, July 12, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Coding with purpose

    When Anvita Gupta was in eleventh grade, all but two girls dropped out of her computer science class. She started to think about why she was so interested in computer science, and realized it was because she saw she could use it to make an impact in the world. This led her to found LITAS For Girls, an international nonprofit that guides and inspires girls to pursue STEM careers. LITAS...

    09:00 AM, July 11, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Society for Science & the Public Awards $30,000 to community-driven STEM organizations

    The Society for Science & the Public is thrilled to share that $30,000 in STEM Action Grants have been given to seven exceptional organizations supporting STEM education and science literacy.  

    The program seeks to encourage community-driven organizations that advocate for the general public’s understanding of science and works to increase participation of underrepresented...

    12:16 PM, July 10, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Virtual field trips bring New York City museum to students around the world

    For many students, going on a field trip is a school memory they will look back on for years. Getting out of the classroom and exploring a new place is exciting and offers a great chance for hands-on learning.

    But not all students are given this opportunity. With limited school budgets, field trips aren’t always possible.

    New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum...

    10:48 AM, July 9, 2018
  • Doing Science

    STEM Research Grant helps students improve the world with scientific research

    Pradip Misra is a teacher in Bagdad, Arizona. Last year, he was awarded a Society for Science & the Public STEM Research Grant, funding given to teachers leading students in authentic research projects. Pradip received $2,500, which he used to purchase genetics, cellular biology, and electronic research equipment.

    Below, he shares how the grant has helped his classroom.

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    10:56 AM, July 3, 2018
  • Doing Science

    This high school student is bringing sustainable electricity to Africa using biodegradable resources

    In Macdonald Chirara's community in Zimbabwe, and especially in rural communities like his own, people face electricity shortages and use firewood as a source of energy. “This is leading to an increased rate of deforestation, which is contributing to climate change around the globe.”

    Macdonald wants to change this practice and offer sustainable electricity to Africa.

    “I want...

    10:54 AM, July 2, 2018
  • Doing Science

    'Science fair is a process, and I'll work with them the whole way through'

    Shana Lee, a graduate research assistant for science education outreach at Mississippi State University, works with a local high school to encourage students to enter science fairs. Last year, she received the Society's Advocate Grant for her work mentoring young people to complete scientific research projects and enter them into science fairs. The grant helped her grow the program, and...

    10:48 AM, June 27, 2018
  • Doing Science

    This glove can translate American Sign Language into English

    Sign language is invaluable to those who are D/deaf and hard of hearing ("big d" deaf describes people who identify themselves with the deaf culture and are sign language users, and "little d" deaf describes people who face hearing loss but whose first language is English, and may have the option to lip-read or use hearing aids). But not everyone knows sign language. So Ethan Damiani, a...

    10:46 AM, June 26, 2018

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