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  • Doing Science

    Five things to know about the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search applicants

    Completing an application for the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors, is no easy task! All students who applied to Regeneron STS 2018 should be proud.

    Here are five fun facts about this year’s applicants! Be sure to check back on January 9 when we announce the top 300 Scholars. That list can be found here.1...

    16:42 PM, January 3, 2018
  • Doing Science

    5 STEM mentors share their favorite memories from 2017

    At times, science research projects can be challenging. That’s where the Society for Science & the Public’s Advocate Grant Program comes in. The program helps mentors guide a group of three to five underrepresented students as they complete science research projects and apply to participate in science competitions.

    Advocates receive a $3,000 stipend, supporting them in their training...

    13:08 PM, December 19, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'STEM is the great equalizer'

    When your town makes national headlines for a tragic event, it can be difficult to stay positive. Nevertheless, Albert Harrold, a science teacher at McCluer South-Berkeley High School in Ferguson, Missouri, is encouraging his students to dwell on the positives and focus on what they can do to make the world a better place.

    Albert believes this is possible with STEM. Traditionally...

    16:59 PM, December 1, 2017
  • Doing Science

    These three Science Talent Search alumni tell us why they applied

    For 75 years, the Science Talent Search (STS) has been the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. From 1942-1998 the competition, created and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, was sponsored by Westinghouse; from 1998-2016 it was sponsored by Intel; and now it is sponsored by Regeneron. The competition awards $3.1 million...

    10:24 AM, November 15, 2017
  • Doing Science

    ‘You’ll be fine if you don’t know what you want to do’

    “When you were in middle school did you think you would be doing what you are doing now?”

    This was the question posed by Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of the Society for Science & the Public, and an alumna of the 1985 Science Talent Search, to six program alumni who are thriving in their careers during a panel discussion at Broadcom MASTERS 2017.

    The real failure is when you...

    17:01 PM, November 13, 2017
  • Doing Science

    From Society fellow to Space Center Houston

    When he decided to become a teacher in Colorado, Daniel Newmyer realized that there weren’t many students participating in science fairs. Wanting to get more students involved, he applied to be a fellow of the Society for Science & the Public and submitted his plan for reaching underserved students with science and engineering.

    Daniel was accepted to the program and traveled to...

    16:53 PM, November 13, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Conversations with Maya: A discussion with Dr. Edward Thorp, author of Beat the Dealer

    Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News, sat down to chat with Dr. Edward Thorp — a mathematics professor, inventor, entrepreneur, founder of the first quant hedge fund, blackjack player and the best-selling author of Beat the Dealer, the first book to mathematically prove that the house advantage in blackjack could be...

    09:51 AM, October 27, 2017
  • Doing Science

    These inquisitive kids are asking groundbreaking questions

    Broadcom MASTERS finalist Anthony Hill says it’s ok to ask crazy questions. Like, "what happens if you grow plants on Mars?" He believes that "asking crazy questions is a great way to make advancements in society.”

    Anthony showcased his project at the Broadcom MASTERS Project Showcase at Union Station in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 2017. He is one of the 30 Broadcom MASTERS...

    09:48 AM, October 26, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Broadcom MASTERS 2017 awards $100,000 in prizes

    Following a rigorous competition that tested their abilities in STEM, critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration, the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced today the Broadcom MASTERS 2017 winners. Faris Irwin Wald, 15, Santa Fe, NM, won the coveted Samueli Foundation Prize, the top award in the Broadcom MASTERS. Thirty finalists, including...

    21:02 PM, October 24, 2017
  • Doing Science

    A summer of learning: Teachers share hands-on research experiences

    Many students may often wonder what teachers do during the summer when school isn’t in session. All teachers should enjoy a well-deserved break, but as three teachers recently shared at the 2017 Research Teachers Conference, sponsored by Regeneron, summer is a great opportunity to get hands-on research experience that can then be used in classroom the following year.

    During one of the...

    11:46 AM, October 21, 2017

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