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  • Doing Science

    Coding with purpose

    When Anvita Gupta was in eleventh grade, all but two girls dropped out of her computer science class. She started to think about why she was so interested in computer science, and realized it was because she saw she could use it to make an impact in the world. This led her to found LITAS For Girls, an international nonprofit that guides and inspires girls to pursue STEM careers. LITAS...

    09:00 AM, July 13, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Finding a better solution for bed bugs

    Bed bugs are a nightmare. They can quickly become an infestation, and are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Fawaz Ahmad, a high school student from Oxford Mississippi, wants to do something about this pesky pest.

    He has developed a solution that kills bed bugs effectively. “Current pesticides are extremely costly and harmful to human health,” Fawaz explained. “Bed bugs have...

    09:00 AM, July 12, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Virtual field trips bring New York City museum to students around the world

    For many students, going on a field trip is a school memory they will look back on for years. Getting out of the classroom and exploring a new place is exciting and offers a great chance for hands-on learning.

    But not all students are given this opportunity. With limited school budgets, field trips aren’t always possible.

    New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum...

    10:48 AM, July 9, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Students for Science set to host inaugural Student Advocacy Summit

    After last year's influential nationwide event, March for Science, a group of teens were inspired to take action. They created their own initiative under the March for Science umbrella called Students for Science. Three of the teen leaders of the student-focused offshoot working to expand the mission of the organization are Society alumni — Sophia Swartz (Regeneron STS 2018, Intel ISEF...

    10:58 AM, July 5, 2018
  • Doing Science

    STEM Research Grant helps students improve the world with scientific research

    Pradip Misra is a teacher in Bagdad, Arizona. Last year, he was awarded a Society for Science & the Public STEM Research Grant, funding given to teachers leading students in authentic research projects. Pradip received $2,500, which he used to purchase genetics, cellular biology, and electronic research equipment.

    Below, he shares how the grant has helped his classroom.

    ...

    10:56 AM, July 3, 2018
  • Doing Science

    This high school student is bringing sustainable electricity to Africa using biodegradable resources

    In Macdonald Chirara's community in Zimbabwe, and especially in rural communities like his own, people face electricity shortages and use firewood as a source of energy. “This is leading to an increased rate of deforestation, which is contributing to climate change around the globe.”

    Macdonald wants to change this practice and offer sustainable electricity to Africa.

    “I want...

    10:54 AM, July 2, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Conversations with Maya: Kristina Johnson

    Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News, sat down to chat with Kristina Johnson, Chancellor of The State University of New York and an alumna of the International Science and Engineering Fair. We are thrilled to share an edited version of their conversation.

    You’re an alumna of the 1975 International Science and Engineering...

    10:51 AM, June 28, 2018
  • Doing Science

    'Science fair is a process, and I'll work with them the whole way through'

    Shana Lee, a graduate research assistant for science education outreach at Mississippi State University, works with a local high school to encourage students to enter science fairs. Last year, she received the Society's Advocate Grant for her work mentoring young people to complete scientific research projects and enter them into science fairs. The grant helped her grow the program, and...

    10:48 AM, June 27, 2018
  • Doing Science

    This glove can translate American Sign Language into English

    Sign language is invaluable to those who are D/deaf and hard of hearing ("big d" deaf describes people who identify themselves with the deaf culture and are sign language users, and "little d" deaf describes people who face hearing loss but whose first language is English, and may have the option to lip-read or use hearing aids). But not everyone knows sign language. So Ethan Damiani, a...

    10:46 AM, June 26, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Overcoming obstacles on the road to Intel ISEF

    After Lisa Ranney’s son competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF 1999), she began encouraging other students to attend. As a science and math teacher, she is all about promoting STEM. But it wasn’t until she learned about the Society for Science & the Public’s Outreach and Equity Programs that she began promoting science fair participation to...

    10:13 AM, June 25, 2018

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