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  • Doing Science

    Science: A stepping stone to politics

    Science can be a good stepping stone into the political arena. Through science fairs, participants can gain important communication and public speaking skills. Conducting scientific research can teach patience, persistence, and how to overcome failure with grace. Moreover, a passion for science may easily translate into a political focus.

    Below, read about four alumni of Society for...

    09:00 AM, August 7, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Society alumni are changemakers

    Conferences occur every day all over the world; Upswell Labs is turning the typical conference on its head with its new "unconference," devoted to bringing changemakers together. Upswell invited a few Society alumni to join in the experience during its June 4 unconference in San Francisco.

    Thomas Colburn (Regeneron STS 2016), Anvita Gupta (Intel STS 2015 and Intel ISEF 2013), ...

    09:00 AM, July 26, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Science fairs launch students on a pathway of success

    As the world's largest pre-college science competition, the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of the Society for Science & the Public, gives students from countries around the world the opportunity to showcase their impressive research and meet fellow young scientists and engineers. Competing for an average of $4 million in prizes, Intel ISEF is a...

    14:07 PM, May 24, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Meet these 5 amazing women in STEM

    What does it mean to be a young woman in STEM? For some of the Society for Science & the Public alumni, it might mean going out in the field to study glaciers. For others it might mean encouraging other young girls to code or enter computer science. It means being an Olympic athlete and biology professor. It means having the power to change the world.

    Below, read stories about...

    12:02 PM, December 7, 2017
  • Doing Science

    14 Society alumni named to 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

    We are excited to announce that 14 Society alumni were included in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30lists. Last year, 14 alumni were also named to the 30 Under 30.

    “Today’s announcement by Forbes naming 14 Society for Science & the Public alumni to their 30 Under 30 list underscores that our world class science competitions are the most powerful pipelines for talent in science, technology...

    10:27 AM, November 14, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Rekindling the science connection: Society alumni gather at Signature Alumni Event

    “I think so many of us who have gotten into science – what hooked us – was a hands-on experience. Doing science. Tinkering, fooling around, doing a science project. Seeing something happen," said George Yancopoulos, Chief Scientific Officer at Regeneron, which now sponsors the Science Talent Search. George expressed the importance of getting hooked on science during a panel discussion...

    07:00 AM, October 3, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Ten tips from Davidson Fellows on how to be successful in STEM

    We’re proud to say that 14 out of the 20 Davidson Fellows announced this year are Society alumns! We asked them for their advice on being successful in STEM – here’s what a few of them had to say.

    Benjamin Firester, Intel ISEF 2016 and 2017"Explain your work to as many people as you can. Get good at articulating it simply and concisely, even in ways accessible to children. The better you...

    08:00 AM, September 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    10 TED talks that will inspire you

    Looking for some TED talks to watch during these dog days of summer? Check out the list below from some of our amazing alumni — who are true champions of science.

    In the line-up below, our alumni share their thoughts on everything from how to fuel a mission to Mars to designing a more efficient solar cell.

    1. Nivatha Balendra: Oil-eating microbes

    Nivatha, an Intel ISEF 2014 finalist...

    07:00 AM, August 24, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Neuroscience and music are more related than you think

    Sometimes, science and art converge in beautiful ways. Sara Kornfeld Simpson embodies that incredible meshing. She is double majoring in neuroscience and music at Boston University and has played the flute for 11 years and the oboe for 9.

    "There's absolutely a connection between science and art, on many levels!" said the Intel ISEF 2011-2012 finalist and Intel STS 2014 semifinalist. "...

    07:00 AM, August 22, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Forging your path: Women alumni panelists share their stories of success and support

    Over 130 alumni from across the Society for Science & the Public’s middle school and high school science competitions gathered for a brunch reception and panel discussion during this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search.

    Moderated by Society President & CEO Maya Ajmera (1985 STS), the panel was comprised of science professionals and Society alumni, including: Erika Angle (1999...

    09:00 AM, March 31, 2017

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