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  • Doing Science

    Watch 2014 Intel STS finalist Soham Daga explain his research for the Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal Digits Blog interviewed 2014 Intel STS finalist, Soham Daga, who used Google Trends to predict mortgage delinquency more quickly than previous models. This is a great example of a student using known data sets for novel research. Watch the full interview on WSJ Digits Blog
    17:05 PM, April 21, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    A toy to visualize the body’s electricity

    Robijanto Soetedjo can’t stop playing with electricity. At work, this neuroscientist at the University of Washington in Seattle studies the electrical properties of cells in our brains. At home, he has used his knowledge of electrophysiology to develop a new toy. This “Bioelectricity Toy Set,” allows kids to discover the electricity in their own bodies.Soetedjo nabbed second place and $25,000 in...
    09:00 AM, April 21, 2014
  • Doing Science

    Science fairs help Intel ISEF alum pursue career in ecology

    August Steigmeyer, currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Conservation Ecology at the University of Michigan, is an alumnus of Intel ISEF 2007, Intel ISEF 2008, and the 2001 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. Steigmeyer competed in 13 years of science fairs, culminating in his two years at Intel ISEF. In 2008, he won a Fourth Award in Environmental Sciences. He fills us in on his...
    13:42 PM, April 18, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    A new grant for young inventors

    Inventing something is a great way to learn. Building a wind machine can teach you about engineering. Designing a coffee maker forces you to consider aspects of chemistry. As students try to solve a problem, they begin to understand variables, engineering and design.The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Initiative provides grants of up to $10,000 to help high-school student groups invent. InvenTeams go on...
    09:00 AM, April 18, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Teaching clean energy with the power of wind

    BOSTON – On a breezy Friday afternoon, some teachers at the annual National Science Teachers Association meeting found themselves sitting before a pile of what looked like junk. Each seat had a plastic bag containing a seemingly random assortment of items. A pie tin, a plastic cup, dowels of various sizes, a cork, string, index cards and pieces of foam. Though the venue was cool, large box fans...
    09:00 AM, April 16, 2014
  • Doing Science

    Social media recap: students coming to Intel ISEF

    SSP affiliated fairs have been naming their winners and we've been highlighting the finalists who will attend Intel ISEF on our Facebook page. Here is a recap of some recent stories. Ohio: Michael Litt earned a spot at Intel ISEF 2014 for his project, “Statistical Filter for Capturing Trends in Noisy Data."Virginia: Abigal Johnson won at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair, making her an...
    17:08 PM, April 15, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Sending student science to space

    BOSTON   ̶   While some kids seem to be space-obsessed from birth, it can be hard to get others to show any interest in it. After all, how many will ever leave the surface of this planet? At this year’s National Science Teachers Association meeting, two educators described how they inspired an interest in out-of-this-world science via the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. While their...
    13:31 PM, April 14, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    NOAA takes the Internet on a deep-sea tour

    The sea floor can sometimes seem like a fantastic alien landscape. Brain shaped coral, strangely-shaped animals and shipwrecks loom up out of the gloom. But in addition to its lovely, otherworldly quality, the sea offers a great opportunity to educate students about well-out-of-view habitats.Starting tomorrow, anyone with an Internet connection can get a free ticket to the bottom of the sea. The...
    15:31 PM, April 11, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Brewing a cup of chemistry

    BOSTON   ̶  There are two ways to teach solubility. You can go through the textbook, run the equations and then have students apply those equations to daily situations. Or — better yet — you can have students discover solubility for themselves. All it takes is a cup of coffee.Andrew West and Aaron Sickel want to help students understand solubility using reverse engineering. West teaches science...
    17:27 PM, April 10, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Students compete to stop cyber crime

    OXON HILL, Md. — In a large room in the Gaylord National Conference Center at the end of March, an epic battle took place. Teams of middle and high school students sat at computer banks around the room, speaking in whispers and staring intently at their screens. Once in a while a teen sprang into action, typing furiously. It may not be much of a spectator sport, but those students were fighting a...
    16:46 PM, April 9, 2014

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