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  • Doing Science

    Frugal science: Building an army of scientists around the world

    Growing up in India, Manu Prakash couldn’t afford a microscope. He challenged his brother and himself that he would build one out of cardboard and duct tape. So he stole the fat lenses from his brother’s glasses and created his own.

    “My brother was not happy,” Manu said, “but that was the moment that changed my trajectory into science.”

    Now, Manu is the co-inventor of a foldable...

    14:58 PM, May 16, 2017
  • Doing Science

    How to model climate change

    Dozens of inflatable globes were thrown into the audience. Intel ISEF finalists, judges, and fair directors spun their globes, spotting the Gulf Stream, Kuroshio Current, and other important spots.

    Mark Petersen, a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory, explained different ways of modeling the effects of climate change during his Climate Change, Modeling, and Supercomputers...

    12:00 PM, May 15, 2017
  • Doing Science

    High school scientists discover ways to clean the world

    Young scientists truly are the harbingers of the future. They are inventing recycled materials, creating alternative water dispensers, working to enact bottle deposit bills, and more.

    Spreading the love of science fields and scientific research is one of our main goals at the Society for Science & the Public. As part of that, the Society awarded 20 students competing in science fairs...

    09:00 AM, May 10, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'Supporting Intel ISEF just makes sense'

    As the Society and participants around the world gear up for Intel  International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2017 in Los Angeles, California, we're highlighting several Special Award Organizations (SAO). These SAO's honor several Intel ISEF finalists with awards such as tuition scholarships, math software, and more.

    NASA has been involved with Intel ISEF for many years....

    09:00 AM, May 8, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Broadcom MASTERS inspires STEM confidence

    One middle school student studied the effect of the weed killer Roundup on human gut bacteria. Aria Eppinger won the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement of $20,000 for her research in the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS. 

    For her project, Aria grew two types of bacteria found in the human gut and tested the effect of Roundup on that gut bacteria. The human microbiome is a ...

    12:08 PM, May 3, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Intel ISEF challenges and motivates students

    We had so much support for our volunteering at ISEF blog posts that even more volunteers contacted us to be featured. Jessica Ullyott has volunteered at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) for several years. She said competition, like science fairs, makes us challenge and motivate ourselves to achieve more than expected. "By pushing ourselves and others, we push...

    14:24 PM, April 17, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science changes people's lives

    Regeneron, the sponsor of the Science Talent Search, presented several of their inventions and offered advice to the 2017 Regeneron STS finalists last Monday night. Finalists wandered a room of innovations, trying on virtual reality headsets, learning about genetically modified mice born with human immune systems to speed up the drug research stage, and taking photos in front of green screens...

    11:00 AM, March 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    40 finalists and 40 STEM dreams

    Forty posters, 40 finalists, 40 hopes and dreams about STEM. Today, the 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists are presenting their scientific research to the public at the Regeneron STS 2017 Public Exhibition of Projects at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

    We spoke to four finalists right before the Public Exhibition of Projects began. Read on for an inside look...

    11:30 AM, March 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Remembering Vera Rubin, a trailblazer at the telescope and beyond

    By Ashley Yeager

    When we stare up at the night sky, we see shimmering stars, fuzzy galaxies and faint clouds of gas and dust. It is what we cannot see, however, that will forever remind us of astronomer Vera Rubin. Rubin is best known for confirming the existence of dark matter and, along the way, serving as an advocate for women in science and an inspiration to those who wanted to...

    07:00 AM, January 27, 2017
  • Doing Science

    This app detects depression

    Depression affects about 350 million people of all ages around the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The common mood disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

    One teen wanted to better understand major depressive disorder and how scientists can detect the illness, so he developed an early detection tool for depression.

    For this project, Kaien...

    07:00 AM, December 19, 2016

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