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  • Doing Science

    Incredible women entrepreneurs guiding young women into STEM

    From teaching young women to code to providing empowering dolls for kids, four Society for Science & the Public alumni — Pooja Chandrashekar, Anvita Gupta, Kavya Kopparapu, and Neha Chauhan Woodward — founded companies to inspire other young women to have the confidence to enter careers of their choice.

    Below, read stories about these incredible women in STEM.

    Pooja...
    09:00 AM, July 31, 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

    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 11, 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

    Colliding passions: A scientist’s journey from lab to newsroom

    The summer before his senior year of college at Yale University, Ike Swetlitz (Intel STS 2011) wrapped up his daily research at one of Yale’s physics labs, and was on his way to the grocery store. He was planning on meeting a friend for dinner that night. But before he could finish buying groceries, he heard about a huge protest going on outside a local homeless shelter. Not only was he...

    16:49 PM, April 5, 2018
  • Doing Science

    From science research to the Wall Street Journal

    Michelle Hackman has always had an interest in a variety of fields. In high school, she competed in the Intel Science Talent Search and placed second overall. Michelle’s project, cited in many national publications, examined how our relationships with our smartphones resemble addicts and their devotion to drugs. Her achievements and research, on a topic that still holds attention today, led to...

    14:39 PM, March 28, 2018
  • Doing Science

    What does science have to do with the race for governor in Illinois?

    Politics and math don't usually go hand in hand. But Daniel Biss, a former professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago and an alum of both the Science Talent Search and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is running for Governor of Illinois.

    When he started working as a math professor, Daniel says it was his dream job. But he became frustrated...

    14:37 PM, February 21, 2018
  • Doing Science

    These eight science fair alumni are doing incredible things for social good

    One thing that’s remarkable about so many students who participate in our science competitions: they are using science to find a solution to a problem, be it environmental, societal or medical. It's not surprising, therefore, that so many go on to do remarkable things.

    These alumni are using their passion for science and research for social good. Whether inventing an innovative device,...

    11:05 AM, February 1, 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

    Giving thanks to our Society alumni family

    Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for families, success, and even our challenges.

    We at the Society are thankful for the contributions our distinguished alumni have made in their respective fields as well as the recognitions they have received. Something else we are grateful for: alumni who have had such positive experiences competing in the Science Talent Search, Intel...

    14:33 PM, November 22, 2017

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