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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

    Welcome to Intel ISEF 2017

    Representatives from 78 countries, regions, and territories ran onto the stage, hoisting flags and posters decorated with their country pride. They were from Argentina and Zimbabwe, Israel and Saudi Arabia, Ghana and the Ukraine.

    As country names were called out into the large hall, the representatives from each science fair team ran up and stood on stage. By the end of the list, there...

    14:57 PM, May 16, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Oh, the places you'll go after Intel ISEF

    If you’re interested in science and research, go for it and persist. This was the main theme of the Leveraging Your Science Fair Experience: Oh the Places You Can Go! symposia session at Intel ISEF 2017 with Society for Science & the Public President & CEO Maya Ajmera and several Intel ISEF alumni.

    “Many of you will now become alumni after this week,” Maya said. “It comes with a...

    15:00 PM, May 15, 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

    Intel ISEF 2017 begins

    On the first night of every Intel ISEF, thousands of finalists get to know each other and trade pins from their countries, states, or cities at the beloved pin exchange tradition. It becomes a bit of a contest to see who has the most stuffed lanyard.

    View photos from the 2017 pin exchange below:

    Finalists exchange pins from their countries, states, and hometowns. Photo courtesy of...
    08:00 AM, May 15, 2017
  • Doing Science

    When your science fair partner becomes your life partner

    Leading up to Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2017, the Society for Science & the Public has been asking our alumni to share a message for current Intel ISEF finalists on social media. We've heard some great stories, and wanted to share a special message with you from Cathy Chen, a 2007-2010 Intel ISEF finalist.

    Here's some inspiration for those...

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

    The trials and errors of inventing

    One middle school student found a sustainable way to clean up oil spills. Nathan Deng, a 2016 Broadcom MASTERS top winner, found that existing surfactant measuring options are crude or costly. So he invented a cheaper tool.

    Now, Nathan is working on packaging his surface tension kits for students and people in developing countries. He's also figuring out how to educate people on using...

    09:00 AM, May 12, 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

    Creating the future of cardiac medical imaging

    Peeyush Shrivastava is the CEO of Genetesis, a cardiac imaging company working on the future of medical imaging. An Intel Science Talent Search 2013 semifinalist, Peeyush was a BioOhio startup winner and has been nominated as one of the top AI startups for social impact.

    Not to mention, Genetesis won seed funding from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban. Peeyush and his team are building ways to...

    09:15 AM, May 9, 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

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