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  • Doing Science

    Westinghouse STS alum wins Breakthrough Prize for gravitational wave detection

    Society for Science & the Public alumnus Kip Thorne won a 2016 Breakthrough Prize for his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and gravitational waves.

    Thorne, a Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California — and a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1958 semifinalist — was recognized...

    12:46 PM, December 6, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Support the Society before the New Year

    As this year comes to a close, we face new challenges to the progress of science and to the continued emphasis on STEM education in our country.

    Since 1921, the Society for Science & the Public has been the trusted public voice for the sciences. We provide reliable, credible and thoughtful coverage of scientific news through award-winning journalism that you can see in each issue of...

    07:00 AM, December 5, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Society for Science & the Public announces two new Board Members

    The Society for Science & the Public is excited to share that two new members have been named to the Board of Trustees: Hayley Barna and Tessa Hill.

    Hayley Barna, a finalist in the 2001 Science Talent Search, is a Venture Partner at First Round Capital based in New York.  Prior to joining First Round she co-founded Birchbox, the leading beauty and grooming retailer seed funded by...

    07:00 AM, December 2, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Gut feelings: Roundup's effect on the microbiome

    The human microbiome is a collection of bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms that inhabit the body. There is a balance of good and bad bacteria within our guts.

    Gut microbiome plays an important role in digestion, and "has recently been implicated in health conditions including heart disease, obesity and asthma, and may even influence behavior," according to a September...

    07:00 AM, November 30, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Support science on Giving Tuesday

    Support science and credible science journalism on Giving Tuesday 2016. Giving Tuesday is an international day that encourages philanthropy on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

    Help the Society for Science & the Public support our mission: to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Join the Society to support science and...

    07:00 AM, November 29, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Students imagine the future & give thanks for once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from the President

    Imagine what our nation and the world will be like in 50 years and beyond — that was the challenge President Barack Obama encouraged participants to take on at the day-long White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh in October. A few Society for Science & the Public alumni — Intel ISEF 2016 finalists — took on this challenge at the conference, which brought together researchers,...

    11:23 AM, November 23, 2016
  • Doing Science

    White House opens my eyes to creativity in science

    By Surabhi MundadaSenior, Olympia High SchoolIntel ISEF 2016 finalist

    When I first read the email from Society for Science & the Public inviting me to attend the White House Frontiers Conference, I couldn’t believe it. I read the email over and over again — I thought I must have been misreading or day-dreaming!

    Just two weeks before receiving the invite, I was in Washington, D....

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

    Science fairs: Opportunity to make a deep impact

    Of all the many lessons learned through participating in Society for Science & the Public's competitions, alumni often say they're most thankful they learned how to communicate science effectively, how to carry an idea from inception to the final product, and how to become self-reliant.

    Over 100 Society alumni gathered at Stanford University's Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on ...

    14:59 PM, November 22, 2016
  • Doing Science

    A new kind of wind turbine inspires biological sciences student

    By Jiwoo LeeSenior, Academy for Medical Science Technology, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, New JerseyIntel ISEF 2016 finalist

    I would never have imagined that I would be spending my Thursday afternoon standing next to the CEO of Fitbit and the Director of the National Science Foundation, shaking President Barack Obama's hand.

    After being invited to the White House Frontiers...

    10:30 AM, November 22, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Young scientist: 'I'm inspired to make the world a better place'

    By Syamantak PayraJunior, Clear Brook High School, Friendswood, TexasIntel ISEF 2016 finalist, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 semifinalist

    When I boarded a plane bound for Pittsburgh, I knew that the White House Frontiers Conference I was going to would be hosted by the President, that it would be about science and technology, and that I was extremely grateful to the Society for Science & the...

    07:00 AM, November 22, 2016

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