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  • Doing Science

    Why Science News in High Schools is so important to this neuropathologist

    Susan Staugaitis, M.D., Ph.D., a native of Newark, New Jersey and a longtime reader of Science News, knew from an early age that she wanted to become a scientist. She's relied on Science News since the early 1980s to stay informed.

    "This periodical has been a mainstay for my continuing education. The advances and discoveries in basic science are the foundation that fuels how the...

    10:30 AM, July 23, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Preventing domestic violence with smart technology

    Can domestic violence be prevented? Gabrielle Liu, a high school student from Nashville, Tennessee, believes so — through technological means.

    Gabrielle's high school science fair project focused on the challenges of detecting and preventing domestic violence. “It’s one of the most underreported social problems in the U.S. and abroad,” she said. “Social stigma and the possibility...

    09:00 AM, July 19, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Mentoring in the summer, this Advocate goes above and beyond to help students

    In the summer, teachers typically receive well-deserved respite. However, Charmain Brammer, a teacher at SUCCESS Academy DSU (Southern Utah Center for Computer, Engineering, and Science Students) in Saint George, Utah, comes into her school over the summer to meet with students she’s mentoring, encouraging their involvement in the sciences.

    Charmain works with 10th-11th grade...

    09:00 AM, July 17, 2018
  • Doing Science

    How did one rural state triple its student science engagement?

    Getting teens in rural states more involved in science can be an enduring challenge. In Maine, with only one interstate highway, many educational communities face isolation and seclusion. Stefany Burrell, STEM Education Specialist at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA), is addressing these concerns by working to expand STEM education opportunities for students across her...

    09:53 AM, July 16, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Uncovering gender bias in grading

    When students complete their work in school, they expect to receive fair grades. But that's not always the case, according to Madelaine Panici, a high school student at Greely High School in North Yarmouth, Maine.

    The state of Maine recently implemented proficiency-based learning (PBL), which includes Habits of Work (HOW) grading and reporting. Under this system, schools are able...

    09:00 AM, July 16, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Finding a better solution for bed bugs

    Bed bugs are a nightmare. They can quickly become an infestation, and are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Fawaz Ahmad, a high school student from Oxford Mississippi, wants to do something about this pesky pest.

    He has developed a solution that kills bed bugs effectively. “Current pesticides are extremely costly and harmful to human health,” Fawaz explained. “Bed bugs have...

    09:00 AM, July 12, 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

    Society for Science & the Public Awards $30,000 to community-driven STEM organizations

    The Society for Science & the Public is thrilled to share that $30,000 in STEM Action Grants have been given to seven exceptional organizations supporting STEM education and science literacy.  

    The program seeks to encourage community-driven organizations that advocate for the general public’s understanding of science and works to increase participation of underrepresented...

    12:16 PM, July 10, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Virtual field trips bring New York City museum to students around the world

    For many students, going on a field trip is a school memory they will look back on for years. Getting out of the classroom and exploring a new place is exciting and offers a great chance for hands-on learning.

    But not all students are given this opportunity. With limited school budgets, field trips aren’t always possible.

    New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum...

    10:48 AM, July 9, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Students for Science set to host inaugural Student Advocacy Summit

    After last year's influential nationwide event, March for Science, a group of teens were inspired to take action. They created their own initiative under the March for Science umbrella called Students for Science. Three of the teen leaders of the student-focused offshoot working to expand the mission of the organization are Society alumni — Sophia Swartz (Regeneron STS 2018, Intel ISEF...

    10:58 AM, July 5, 2018

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