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  • 2018 High School Research Teachers Conference

    On September 28-30, 2018, the Society for Science & the Public (the Society) welcomed 200 science research teachers at all levels of experience to gather in Washington, D.C. to share best practices, troubleshoot any challenges they face in supporting students in independent science research, and learn more about the Society and the Regeneron Science Talent Search. 

    The conference...

    13:47 PM, August 12, 2019
  • Broadcom MASTERS 2019 Entrants

    Middle school students across the nation were invited to apply for the Broadcom MASTERS competition by placing among the top 10% of participants at their Society-affiliated science fairs. Names of the nominees for the 2019 competition who submitted their applications appear in the list below. We applaud these students for sharing their science and engineering projects on the national scale....

    11:24 AM, June 17, 2019
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    Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019 finalists showcase their projects at National Geographic Society

    On March 10, finalists in this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search displayed their research projects at the National Geographic Society. Educators, alumni of the Society’s competitions, as well as families in the DMV area had the opportunity to learn about all types of STEM fields. The projects ranged from a more effective flu vaccine to removing carcinogens from water and soil supplies. We...

    14:50 PM, March 10, 2019
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    Indrani Das, STS 2017 top winner, on Harvard and her current scientific pursuits

    As a three-year old toddler, Indrani Das (STS 2017) had already heard about the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Her parents told her she could try submitting her fossil findings to the competition after observing her love of dinosaurs and discovery. So she did – quite a few years later.

    Not only did she apply, but at 17, Indrani took home the top prize of $250,000 for her winning...

    12:29 PM, March 7, 2019
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    Science News Digital Director selected to participate in the Poynter Leadership Academy

    Science News’ Digital Director Kate Travis has been selected to participate in the spring cohort of the Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism education. This is the sixth year the organization has offered this highly competitive leadership training.

    “It’s an honor to be selected to participate in a...

    16:20 PM, March 5, 2019
  • Doing Science

    Three young scientists attend the Nobel Ceremony in Sweden

    Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to Laureates in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature on Dec. 10, the death anniversary of Swedish polymath, Alfred Nobel. These individuals have made tremendous strides in their areas of expertise and have enlightened the next generation with their bodies of work. The Society is invited each year to name three ...

    16:14 PM, March 1, 2019
  • Doing Science

    This STS alum is a New York Times puzzle creator

    What is a nine-letter word, beginning with a “v” that describes someone who makes puzzles their passion from a young age? Visionary! That is Science Talent Search alum Wei-Hwa Huang (STS 1993): American Puzzler, regular contributor to logic puzzles published by the New York Times and game designer of such award-winning gems as Roll for the Galaxy.

    During his junior year at Caltech, Wei-...

    15:23 PM, February 27, 2019
  • Doing Science

    Investing 101: This student-run venture capital firm is making waves

    For many, a dorm room fund was the jar of change they saved in college to put towards pizza on the weekends. But, Society alumni, Amber Yang (ISEF 2017, Regeneron STS 2017) and Amol Punjabi (STS 2016, ISEF 2015, BCM 2011), are involved in a different Dorm Room Fund (DRF) — this one’s a venture capital firm founded by students, for students. Started as an offshoot of the venture capital firm,...

    15:16 PM, February 22, 2019
  • Doing Science

    Two grants, one purpose: STEM education in Native American communities

    Devon Riter was named a Society Advocate in May 2018. Two months later, his organization, Lower Brule Research, also secured a STEM Action Grant of $5,000, another program of the Society, dedicating more time, training and resources to encourage Native American students to enter STEM fields. Both programs aim to bolster STEM education and increase participation among underrepresented...

    15:01 PM, February 12, 2019
  • Doing Science

    The Lemelson Foundation awards nearly half-million 3-year grant to inspire and recognize middle school inventor

    In celebration of National Inventor’s Day, the Society for Science & the Public today announced that The Lemelson Foundation, an organization committed to improving lives through invention, will give a three-year grant of more than $440,000 to celebrate outstanding middle school inventors and inspire young people to pursue inventive careers. Through this grant, the Lemelson Foundation will...

    14:23 PM, February 11, 2019

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