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  • Eureka! Lab

    Teaching clean energy with the power of wind

    BOSTON – On a breezy Friday afternoon, some teachers at the annual National Science Teachers Association meeting found themselves sitting before a pile of what looked like junk. Each seat had a plastic bag containing a seemingly random assortment of items. A pie tin, a plastic cup, dowels of various sizes, a cork, string, index cards and pieces of foam. Though the venue was cool, large box fans...
    09:00 AM, April 16, 2014
  • Doing Science

    Social media recap: students coming to Intel ISEF

    SSP affiliated fairs have been naming their winners and we've been highlighting the finalists who will attend Intel ISEF on our Facebook page. Here is a recap of some recent stories. Ohio: Michael Litt earned a spot at Intel ISEF 2014 for his project, “Statistical Filter for Capturing Trends in Noisy Data."Virginia: Abigal Johnson won at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair, making her an...
    17:08 PM, April 15, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Students compete to stop cyber crime

    OXON HILL, Md. — In a large room in the Gaylord National Conference Center at the end of March, an epic battle took place. Teams of middle and high school students sat at computer banks around the room, speaking in whispers and staring intently at their screens. Once in a while a teen sprang into action, typing furiously. It may not be much of a spectator sport, but those students were fighting a...
    16:46 PM, April 9, 2014
  • Eureka! Lab

    Cartoons help make basic genetics fun

    I remember learning about genetics. I sat in my high school class, hearing about Gregor Mendel’s wrinkled peas and smooth peas, pink flowers and white. I drew Punnett squares to learn which “flavor” of gene would end up expressed in the peas’ offspring. What I learned was important and I’m very grateful that I now understand about DNA, genetics and how traits are passed from one generation to...
    16:08 PM, April 1, 2014
  • Intel STS Human Participants Risk Assesment

    No more than minimal risk exists when the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater (in and of themselves) than those ordinarily encountered in everyday life or during performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests. More than minimal risk exists when the possibility of physical or psychological harm or harm related to...
    13:47 PM, March 28, 2014
  • Some of chocolate’s health benefits may trace to ‘bugs’

    Research has shown that dark chocolate can be good for the heart and more. Now scientists report evidence that chocolate might not be acting alone. In some cases, it may get help from bacteria hanging out in your gut. Those bacteria can break down certain compounds in the chocolate. And it’s those smaller molecules that can relax blood vessels to help the heart, a Louisiana team reported March 19...
    09:48 AM, March 21, 2014 Food & Nutrition, Microbes, Fungi & Algae
  • Eureka! Lab

    Getting on the citizen science train

    CHICAGO —I’ve always known that I like science. But I never got to try it until I got to college. If only I had the Internet! Now there are many more opportunities to not only do science, but to also contribute to scientific research.I’ve written before about opportunities to do citizen science, from tracking bumblebees to hunting meteors to learning more about our sense of taste. At this year’s...
    09:54 AM, February 27, 2014
  • Intel ISEF 2012

    Top Winners from 2012Gordon E. Moore Award Winner of $75,000 Jack Thomas Andraka, 15, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States  A Novel Paper Sensor for the Detection of Pancreatic CancerIntel Foundation Young Scientist Awards - $50,000 eachNicholas Benjamin Schiefer, 17, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, CanadaApodora: Markov Chain-Inspired MicrosearchAri Misha Dyckovsky, 18, of Sterling, Virginia,...
    16:15 PM, February 24, 2014
  • Student observer experience & volunteer opportunity

    The Student Observer Experience, Wednesday, May 14SSP is planning a special, all-expenses-paid field trip for student observers to be held on Wednesday, May 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   The group will travel to the Aquarium of the Pacific for a fun-filled day of exploring the animals of the North Pacific, Tropical Pacific and Southern California/Baja area while getting a chance to interact...
    17:47 PM, February 21, 2014
  • Important dates for Intel ISEF 2014

    DateFair directorsFinalistsStudent ObserversOther Official PartyAction ItemYour Fair Date + 12 calendar days (fairs held on or before April 2)XXFinalist paperwork and fair director’s finalist registration due. Consequences of not meeting the deadline:·        SRC may not have time to review paperwork prior to arrival at Intel ISEF;  finalists will have to wait in line for an interview·       ...
    17:29 PM, February 21, 2014

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