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  • 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
  • Doing Science

    Science on the move with BioBus

    Sometimes, kids just need a chance to get out of the classroom. Luckily, BioBus offers a fun, interactive way to teach students about science in a new environment. After all, learning about science isn’t just confined to the classroom—it happens in the world around us.

    With BioBus, science can travel anywhere, complete with a $75,000 microscope and a staff of professional scientists....

    09:00 AM, November 20, 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

    'Science research pumps motivation into my veins': Intel ISEF 2017 finalists take on Estonia

    This summer, two Intel ISEF 2017 finalists traveled to Estonia to present their research at European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) competition. They were afforded this opportunity as part of an award they received at Intel ISEF 2017.

    Read on to learn more about their trip.

     

    Kendra Zhang

    HER FAVORITE PART OF THE EUCYS COMPETITION: Attending EUCYS was...

    11:44 AM, October 23, 2017
  • Doing Science

    These 13 Society alumni are Nobel Prize Laureates

    Last week, we found out that Kip Thorne, a Science Talent Search alum, had won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his observation of gravitational waves. Thorne isn't the only Society alumni who was named a Nobel Laureate. All thirteen of these Nobel Laureates were Science Talent Search alumni, which is a pretty impressive track record for a competition.

    Read on to learn more about our Nobel...

    07:00 AM, October 9, 2017
  • Broadcom MASTERS 2017 Finalists

    The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) announced on September 20 the selection of 30 middle school students as finalists in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.

    Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) are proud to announce the...
    11:56 AM, September 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    10 TED talks that will inspire you

    Looking for some TED talks to watch during these dog days of summer? Check out the list below from some of our amazing alumni — who are true champions of science.

    In the line-up below, our alumni share their thoughts on everything from how to fuel a mission to Mars to designing a more efficient solar cell.

    1. Nivatha Balendra: Oil-eating microbes

    Nivatha, an Intel ISEF 2014 finalist...

    07:00 AM, August 24, 2017
  • Doing Science

    This alumna helped create Alaskan high school engineering academy

    Tam Agosti-Gisler, an alumna of the Society's Intel ISEF 1972, was involved with the creation of the first engineering academy in an Alaskan high school. Her efforts now encourage the next generation of students, especially girls like her niece, to study STEM fields and enter science fairs.

    In 1972, she was one of two representatives from Alaska when she went to New Orleans for Intel...

    07:00 AM, August 18, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Students seek scientific solutions in Broadcom MASTERS International 2017 projects

    By Sophia Stuart

    On May 17 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 26 middle schoolers from 19 countries, all rising stars in math, applied science, technology and engineering, presented the projects that qualified them for the Broadcom MASTERS International program.

    It was clear from the range of scholarship on display that despite their young age, the Broadcom MASTERS International cohort...

    13:56 PM, June 28, 2017

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