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  • 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

    These 8 young women prove STEM isn’t just for boys

    What does it mean to be a young woman in STEM? For the top winners of Broadcom MASTERS 2017, the nation’s most prestigious STEM competition for middle school students, it means having the power to change the world. These incredible young women share how STEM allows them to improve lives, and offer some advice to other aspiring female scientists and engineers.

    Meghna Behari

    Being a young...

    17:12 PM, November 6, 2017
  • Doing Science

    From inner workings of the brain to surviving on Mars: Broadcom MASTERS finalists demonstrate their STEM skills

    Touring the Georgetown University campus, chatting with students, and learning about what medical school is like makes for a busy day. But add building a brain, creating a nutrition board game, and trying to find a way to survive on Mars to that schedule, and you’ll get an idea of a day in the life of a Broadcom MASTERS Top 30 finalist!

    As part of the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS competition,...

    16:32 PM, November 1, 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

    ‘Solving problems and helping people’: Middle schoolers use science to save the world

    When she's not studying or in class, you can find middle schooler Leia Gluckman volunteering with Safe Place for Youth, a homeless shelter for teenagers in Venice, Calif. One day, she asked the director what the homeless wanted and needed. She learned that personal hygiene products like Gold Bond and toothpaste were high on the list.

    So Leia set out to develop a multipurpose...

    11:49 AM, October 23, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'Embracing your inner nerd': Intel ISEF 2017 finalists take on China

    This summer, five Intel ISEF 2017 finalists traveled to China to present their research at the largest national Chinese science competition, the China Adolescent Science & Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC). They were afforded this opportunity as part of an award they received at Intel ISEF 2017.

    Read on to learn more about their trip from a few of the finalists.

    ...

    07:00 AM, October 11, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Shaping science of the future: The top 10 scientists to watch

    For the third year in a row Science News is highlighting a list of 10 early- and mid-career scientists on their way to widespread acclaim. Through The SN 10: Scientists to Watch, Science News is working to spread awareness of current, living scientists age 40 or under. These innovators are creative, curious, and fearless.

    The SN 10 includes researchers working to feed the growing world...

    14:12 PM, October 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science Talent Search alumnus Kip Thorne wins Nobel Prize in Physics

    Society for Science & the Public alumni are doing amazing things. Today, Kip Thorne, an alum of the 1958 Westinghouse Science Talent Search, won the Noble Prize in Physics for his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and gravitational waves.

    Kip, a Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena...

    10:29 AM, October 3, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Uber for science outreach: how this nonprofit is spreading STEM

    Getting more students interested in STEM is the first step to cultivating a lifelong love of science. Matt Schaff believes that science outreach is the key to engaging more students, and developed Sci-Inspire to simplify the process.  

    Students need role models to encourage them to pursue STEM. Via an online network, Sci-Inspire brings together college-aged science students and allows...

    14:18 PM, October 2, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Summertime and isotopes, mechanical engineering, bioinformatics, machine learning

    Summer is full of making new friends, staying up late, and doing science! That's what several Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists experienced this summer at STEM-themed camps and internships. These middle school students hiked in the Rocky Mountains, researched at university labs, created cellphone microscopes, and more. 

    Several Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists were awarded these summer...

    07:00 AM, September 22, 2017

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