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  • 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

    Cuba’s pristine coral reefs inspire American science educators

    When it comes to preserving the beauty of coral reefs, Cuba has many valuable lessons to teach. Laws against overfishing and pollution, as well as strict environmental regulations, keep its coral reefs pristine. In a search to learn from the Cuban people, Mark Friedman, a marine science educator with the San Pedro LA Maritime Institute, as well as a participant in the Society for Science...

    10:23 AM, August 11, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Send our STEM superheroes to SXSW EDU

    At the Society for Science & the Public, we believe that science fairs such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Regeneron Science Talent Search, and Broadcom MASTERS are creating the next generation of STEM leaders. We want to share how science fairs and STEM competitions have a positive impact on young people, which is why we are submitting a panel for the 2018 SXSW...

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

    Leveling the playing field: Lending labs bring high-tech equipment to classrooms

    A science class can make or break a student’s decision to pursue STEM subjects throughout the rest of their lives. Janet Waldeck, a physics teacher at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, is helping to ignite a passion for science in all students with her lending labs program, which allows teachers to check out high-tech science equipment to use in their classrooms.

    “There is a big...

    12:49 PM, August 2, 2017
  • Doing Science

    She founded a nonprofit in high school. Now, it’s going global.

    Pooja Chandrashekar knows a thing or two about starting a nonprofit as a teenager. At 15, she founded ProjectCSGirls, a nonprofit that promotes computer science among young girls. Although she started on a smaller scale, she always hoped to eventually inspire girls worldwide to pursue computer science by making it an international organization.

    Four years later, that dream is becoming a...

    16:25 PM, July 28, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Studying the role of copper deficiency in heart disease

    Leslie M. Klevay, M.D., S.D. in Hyg., has been studying the effects of copper on the heart for decades. The professor emeritus of internal medicine at the University of North Dakota researches the leading cause of death in the Western world — ischemic heart disease.

    "It’s the leading cause of death. It’s important," said Dr. Klevay, an alumnus of the 1952 Westinghouse Science Talent...

    08:00 AM, July 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Natural materials successfully filter greywater

    Akshara Legala and Suditi Bhatt, two high school students from Sacramento, California, developed and tested greywater filtration systems with natural filters. Greywater is a way to recycle used water, and a method environmentalists tout to save freshwater resources for drinking while greywater could be used for appliances and agriculture.

    Nurturing the next generation of scientists —...

    08:00 AM, July 10, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science skills lead alumna to Wall Street

    Science and STEM skills take our alumni into varied, exciting careers.

    Naomi Shah, who graduated from Stanford University this month, is already entering Wall Street. This summer she is moving to New York and will be working on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs.

    Last summer, Naomi interned on the trading floor and "loved the fast-paced environment." There are a lot of STEM majors...

    08:00 AM, July 7, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Teaching science out of the classroom: Advocate program helps students enter science fairs

    Teaching out of a textbook can only do so much to ignite a student’s interest in science. Elias Arellano Villanueva, an eighth-grade biology teacher at IDEA Public Schools in Weslaco, Texas, knows that it takes some time outside of the classroom for students to gain a lifelong love for science.

    “I want my students to see what scientists really do, and inspire them to become scientists....

    08:00 AM, July 5, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science is everywhere

    By Sophia Stuart

    Science is a collective of global thinkers bringing next-generation solutions to real-world challenges. But often our view of what a scientist is, or how s/he spends their working day, is very narrow. Broadcom MASTERS International, a program created by the Society for Science & the Public in 2012 with the Broadcom Foundation, wants to change all that.

    I’m now...

    08:00 AM, June 29, 2017

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