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  • Doing Science

    Colliding passions: A scientist’s journey from lab to newsroom

    The summer before his senior year of college at Yale University, Ike Swetlitz (Intel STS 2011) wrapped up his daily research at one of Yale’s physics labs, and was on his way to the grocery store. He was planning on meeting a friend for dinner that night. But before he could finish buying groceries, he heard about a huge protest going on outside a local homeless shelter. Not only was he...

    16:49 PM, April 5, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Young scientists fight invasive weeds, build a smarter microwave, and more

    What if you could fight invasive weeds using biological tools? That’s exactly what Haniya Shareef, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, explored in her project. She used biological controls to combat purple nutsedge, which is among the most noxious weeds in temperate and tropical zones worldwide, according to University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources.

    “Purple nutsedge...

    18:54 PM, March 12, 2018
  • Doing Science

    More efficient solar technology crystals, and other incredible scientific research from high school scientists

    One high school student is working hard to understand a crystal that could greatly reduce the cost of solar technology like solar panels.

    Current solar cells are made from silicon, which requires a high purity to be efficient. This makes solar technology more expensive. Skyler Jones, from Ossining, New York, studied perovskite crystals, a different semiconductor material for solar...

    18:53 PM, March 12, 2018
  • Doing Science

    1973 Science Talent Search alum, Caltech president offers words of wisdom to 2018 finalists

    In 1973, Thomas Rosenbaum competed as a finalist in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Forty-five years later, now president of Caltech, he addressed the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalists as the keynote speaker of this year’s alumni dinner.

    A few decades may separate the Science Talent Search experiences of Rosenbaum and this year’s...

    09:09 AM, March 10, 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

    This woman in STEM shows children that anyone can be an inventor

    Ruth Amos didn’t originally plan on becoming an engineer. In fact, when she was in secondary school in Great Britain, she wanted to be a lawyer. But taking an engineering class sent her on a totally different path.

    "Since I was a girl, I was expected to design a jewelry box," she said. 

    But instead, Ruth invented the StairSteady, after her teacher challenged her to create...

    09:17 AM, March 2, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Teen cancer researchers meet Nobel Laureates in Stockholm

    It's not every day that a college freshman gets to dine with Nobel Laureates. But that's exactly what three Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists did this winter when they traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Nobel Prize festivities as well as the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS), an annual weeklong event for young international scientists....

    07:00 AM, December 29, 2017
  • Doing Science

    American teen studying Zika brings research to India's National Science Fair

    This summer, two Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 finalists traveled to India to present their research at the IRIS National Science Fair (IRIS) and explore the country. Rahul Subramaniam and Clara Wagner were afforded this opportunity as part of an award they received at Intel ISEF 2017, the Intel-Indo U.S. Science and Technology Forum Scientific and Cultural Visit to...

    07:00 AM, December 28, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Our favorite teen research stories from Science News for Students, Pt. 1

    We've seen some incredible teen scientists in 2017. This year, Science News for Students(SNS) reported on student scientists who are inventing better ways to detect blood type, buoys to alert swimmers of deadly rip tides, and more.

    Check out these amazing stories from writers Bethany Brookshire and Sid Perkins. This is Part 1 in a series, with stories from Sid. We're giving you five...

    11:54 AM, December 8, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Giving thanks to our Society alumni family

    Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for families, success, and even our challenges.

    We at the Society are thankful for the contributions our distinguished alumni have made in their respective fields as well as the recognitions they have received. Something else we are grateful for: alumni who have had such positive experiences competing in the Science Talent Search, Intel...

    14:33 PM, November 22, 2017

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