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  • Doing Science

    Combating global warming through science fair projects

    In high school, Naveena Bontha created an energy efficient way to reduce people's carbon footprints. The Washington state high school student's novel approach to create inexpensive electrochromic coatings for smart windows earned her the attention of one of the Special Award Organizations at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in May.

    In her project,...

    07:00 AM, September 27, 2016
  • Doing Science

    STS, ISEF finalists & SPARK winner named MacArthur Fellows

    Two alumni of the Society for Science & the Public's science fair competitions were named 2016 MacArthur Fellows. They include: Bill Thies, a 1997 Intel STS finalist, and Dianne Newman, a 1987 and 1988 Intel ISEF finalist. Additionally, Manu Prakash, who won the first place prize in the Society's 2014 Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) competition, is a 2016 Fellow. These "genius...

    13:41 PM, September 26, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Exploring the genetics behind science fiction

    What are the genetic rules for the X-Men and witches and wizards in Harry Potter?

    Two Science News and Science News for Students writers explored this and more on several panels at a recent conference in Atlanta, Georgia called DragonCon. This year, more than 77,000 people attended.

    Read our interview with Bethany Brookshire and Tina Hesman Saey below about their panel and the fun...

    07:00 AM, September 26, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Teen studies the healing properties of honey

    Honey is pretty sweet. But what’s even sweeter are its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which Hannah Cevasco is researching.

    Hannah, a 2015 Broadcom MASTERS second place winner, focuses on researching the effects of Manuka honey, produced in Australia and New Zealand, on the metabolic activity of cancer cells.

    Read our interview with Hannah below to learn more about...

    07:00 AM, September 23, 2016
  • Doing Science

    An inside look at the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS finalists

    The Society congratulates the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS finalists for their impressive and innovative research projects. From the 300 semifinalists, 30 were chosen as finalists.

    Here are some fun facts about the 30 finalists this year:

    26 play a musical instrument25 give back through community serviceThe finalists attend 15 private...
    12:00 PM, September 22, 2016
  • Doing Science

    The amazing potential of kids my age

    Not all teens discuss their future in science, technology, engineering, or math over pizza. But that's just what Anusha Zaman did this summer.

    She dissected animals to learn how organs function, toured hospitals and a hyperbaric chamber, and cemented her goal of going into medicine. All while still in middle school!

    Read our interview with Anusha, a 2015 Broadcom MASTERS finalist, ...

    07:00 AM, September 22, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Every high school deserves Science News

    Picture this: A 9th grade science class is studying the effects of global warming. Their teacher passes out several copies of a magazine focusing exclusively on climate change. Or, a 12th grade biology class studying the process of aging in different species peruses Science News’ special report on aging for current research.

    With Science News in High Schools, the Society for Science...

    07:00 AM, September 21, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Meet the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS finalists

    An equal number of girls and boys will compete in the sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS competition, held in Washington, D.C. from October 27-November 1. The 30 finalists' projects range in topics, from wildfire detection software to dark matter, depression diagnostics to ocean acidification.

    30 U.S. middle school students were awarded a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete for $100,000 in...
    12:00 PM, September 20, 2016
  • Doing Science

    'Research is the answer to curiosity'

    Alicia D'Souza creates STEM opportunities for underrepresented minorities. As the secretary of the Stanford Society of Women Engineers, she held a job fair to provide internships and jobs for students interested in STEM.

    Alicia, a 2011 Broadcom MASTERS finalist, studies chemical engineering as a sophomore at Stanford University, where several other Broadcom MASTERS finalists also attend...

    07:00 AM, September 19, 2016
  • Doing Science

    A woman's place is in science

    Ask a classroom to draw a scientist and you’re likely to see men in lab coats and goggles. Rarely are there any women depicted.

    But that’s not the reality of STEM fields today. And Science News for Students, the sister publication to Science News, highlights the importance of women in STEM in a new feature that shows the amazing females involved in the front lines of science, technology...

    07:30 AM, September 15, 2016

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