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  • Doing Science

    These 13 Society alumni are Nobel Prize Laureates

    Last week, we found out that Kip Thorne, a Science Talent Search alum, had won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his observation of gravitational waves. Thorne isn't the only Society alumni who was named a Nobel Laureate. All thirteen of these Nobel Laureates were Science Talent Search alumni, which is a pretty impressive track record for a competition.

    Read on to learn more about our Nobel...

    07:00 AM, October 9, 2017
  • Regeneron STS 2017

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    1st PlaceIndrani Das2nd PlaceAaron Yeiser3rd PlaceArjun Ramani4th PlaceByron Xu5th PlaceArchana Verma6th PlaceLaura Pierson7th PlacePrathik Naidu8th PlaceEthan Novek9th PlaceVrinda Madan10th PlaceStefan Wan

    Alumni SpeakerGeorge Yancopoulos 

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    10:48 AM, June 2, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'My STS research is just as important today'

    "I think my research from STS is just as important, maybe more, today," said Marcian "Ted" Hoff.

    Ted, a Westinghouse STS 1954 finalist, spoke on a panel about the importance of basic research at the Society's first ever Alumni Conference on March 16 after the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), along with several other esteemed...

    07:00 AM, June 30, 2016
  • Intel STS 2016

    Basic Research

    1st PlaceAmol Punjabi2nd PlaceMeena Jagadeesan3rd PlaceKunal Shroff

    Global Good

    1st PlacePaige Brown2nd PlaceMichael Zhang3rd PlaceNathan Charles Marshall

    Innovation

    1st PlaceMaya Varma2nd PlaceMilind Jagota3rd PlaceKavya Ravichandarn

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    14:50 PM, June 28, 2016
  • Eureka! Lab

    Ink leads way to terminating termites

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — It started out as a simple classroom experiment involving a few termites, some ballpoint pens and a paper plate. Inspired by the demonstration, a teen has invented a new method to more effectively lure termites to their doom.

    Cole Balkman, 18, showed off his new termite terminator in May at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. The annual competition,...

    07:00 AM, June 22, 2016
    Readability Score: 6.7
  • Concrete science

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — Concrete is the most common artificial material on the planet. It’s used to make roads, bridges and dams. It anchors fence posts and makes durable outdoor stairs. Chances are, concrete forms the foundation of the building you live in. Humans use billions of tons of it each year. That’s enough for each man, woman and child on Earth to have their own personal concrete cube...

    12:10 PM, June 14, 2016 Technology, Materials Science, Chemistry, Sustainability
    Readability Score: 7.9
  • Helping MS patients get a grip on things

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone suffer from multiple sclerosis. This nervous system disease gradually leads to widespread paralysis. But in most cases, MS patients first lose the ability to open their hands. In time they lose the ability to grip common household items. Now, a teen has invented a device that helps slow the development of this “...

    12:00 PM, June 3, 2016 Technology, Health
    Readability Score: 7.2
  • Teen offers technology that could help brain surgeons

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — There’s an old saying: Practice makes perfect. People usually think of this adage in relation to simple repetitive actions like throwing a football. Now, a teen has come up with a way to let brain surgeons practice intricate operations where the stakes are much higher.

    There’s no doubt that surgery can, in general, be “practiced.” The more operations that doctors perform...

    12:00 PM, May 27, 2016 Technology, Health
    Readability Score: 8.3
  • Common plant could help fight Zika virus

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — Substances in a common plant can kill larvae of the mosquito that helps spread the viruses that cause Zika, chikungunya and dengue fever. That's the discovery of a teen from the Philippines. His research may help public health officials develop a way to slow the spread of those deadly diseases. It also may give homeowners hints about how to home-brew their own mosquito-killing...

    12:00 PM, May 26, 2016 Health, Animals, Plants
    Readability Score: 8.4
  • Eureka! Lab

    Teen gymnast finds how best to keep her grip

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — When gymnasts get ready to swing on the uneven or parallel bars, they will usually dust their hands with chalk. The chalk dries their hands and helps prevent slipping. But there’s more than one type of chalk available. Which is best for this use? Krystle Imamura, 18, decided to find out. And when it comes to getting a good grip, she found, liquid chalk outperforms the others...

    07:00 AM, May 25, 2016
    Readability Score: 6.0

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