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  • Broadcom MASTERS 2018 Finalists

    The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) announced on September 18 the selection of 30 middle school students as finalists in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.

    Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on September 18 announced the 30 finalists in the 8th annual Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology,...
    11:46 AM, September 18, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Measuring antibiotic resistance among E. coli

    Antibiotic resistance is a serious issue facing both medical providers and patients.

    According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of infections, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and salmonella, are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective. Antibiotic resistance can lead to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs,...

    09:00 AM, August 8, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Studying the role of copper deficiency in heart disease

    Leslie M. Klevay, M.D., S.D. in Hyg., has been studying the effects of copper on the heart for decades. The professor emeritus of internal medicine at the University of North Dakota researches the leading cause of death in the Western world — ischemic heart disease.

    "It’s the leading cause of death. It’s important," said Dr. Klevay, an alumnus of the 1952 Westinghouse Science Talent...

    08:00 AM, July 12, 2017
  • ISEF 2017 Alumni Lunch

     

    Take a break from the competition and celebrate with other ISEF finalists who have gone through the Society's various science programs! Then, stick around for the Society Alumni Entrepreneur and Excellence in Science and Technology panels in Halls G/H.

    Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017Time: 12:00 PMLocation: 403B **Seating is limited. Please RSVP by...
    11:39 AM, May 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Finding sustainable cleaning methods for oil spills

    Cleaning up oil spills is an intensive, dirty job. One middle school student wanted to find the most efficient and sustainable cleaning method for oil spills.

    Nathan Deng, a 2016 Broadcom MASTERS top winner, washes dishes at home and noticed that both dishwashing and oil spills require surfactant chemicals. Surfactants grab onto grease to help water wash it away. They break up the...

    07:00 AM, February 7, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'Science connects researchers from different countries'

    Science is an international language. And three Intel ISEF 2016 finalists witnessed this first-hand when they traveled across the world to India last month to visit the country's national science fair. Natalie Bush, Jiwoo Lee, and Edward Kim Sanyoong met their international science fair peers, visited universities and laboratories, and enjoyed a "life-changing trip."

    Read on to hear more...

    07:00 AM, January 30, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Remembering Vera Rubin, a trailblazer at the telescope and beyond

    By Ashley Yeager

    When we stare up at the night sky, we see shimmering stars, fuzzy galaxies and faint clouds of gas and dust. It is what we cannot see, however, that will forever remind us of astronomer Vera Rubin. Rubin is best known for confirming the existence of dark matter and, along the way, serving as an advocate for women in science and an inspiration to those who wanted to...

    07:00 AM, January 27, 2017
  • Doing Science

    DIY Experiments: The science of snot from Eureka! Lab

    The first in Science News for Students' Eureka! Lab video series is now live. The video and three accompanying blog posts show how to set up your own snotty experiment, and provide ideas for further mucus research.

    Find the blog posts here:

    Snot Science: A snotty setupSnot Science: Results are nothing to sneeze atSnot Science: Taking mucus to the next level

    The Society's and...

    07:00 AM, January 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Even those who aren't 'geniuses' succeed in STEM

    Anarghya Vardhana first got into virtual reality by throwing boxes at her sister using an Oculus developer kit. She's moved on from that to venture capital for technology.

    STEM, she says, is a way to bend the rules and create new ones.

    Anarghya was recently named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She was recognized in the venture capital sector for her work at Maveron, a venture...

    07:00 AM, January 10, 2017
  • Doing Science

    14 Society alumni named to 2017 Forbes' 30 Under 30

    These young scientists are starting off the year right. Fourteen Society alumni were named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

    Consumer Tech

    Kai Kloepfer (Intel ISEF 2013 finalist)Founder, Biofire Technologies

    Geoffrey Woo (Intel ISEF 2005-2006 finalist; Intel STS 2007 semifinalist)Co-founder, Nootrobox

    Science

    Justin Solomon (Intel ISEF 2005-2006 finalist; Intel STS 2006...

    16:07 PM, January 4, 2017

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