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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

    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

    Forty of the Nation’s Most Promising Young Scientists Named Finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018

    Regeneron and Society for Science & the Public today named 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The competition, known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search from 1942-1997 and the Intel Science Talent Search from 1998-2016, is designed to engage and inspire the next generation...

    15:50 PM, January 23, 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
  • Doing Science

    These three Science Talent Search alumni tell us why they applied

    For 75 years, the Science Talent Search (STS) has been the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. From 1942-1998 the competition, created and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, was sponsored by Westinghouse; from 1998-2016 it was sponsored by Intel; and now it is sponsored by Regeneron. The competition awards $3.1 million...

    10:24 AM, November 15, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Feng Zhang becomes Society Board Member

    The Society for Science & the Public is excited to share that noted scientist, Feng Zhang, has joined the Society’s Board of Trustees. Zhang is a molecular biologist focused on developing tools to better understand brain function and treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. He played an integral role in the creation of two revolutionary tools, optogenetics and the CRISPR-Cas...

    10:45 AM, September 28, 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

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