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  • How to Write an Intel ISEF Abstract

    What is the purpose of the abstract?

    The abstract should be a brief, yet comprehensive synopsis of the research project. It should seek to highlight the research question(s), experimental procedures, data, and conclusions in a way that is concise and easy to understand. It will be reviewed by Special Award Organization and Grand Award Judges to determine whether the project stands out within...

    15:06 PM, February 17, 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

    'The trip of a lifetime'

    Dennis Drewnik, a college freshman, got to attend the week-long Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm, Sweden through the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS), along with 25 other bright young scientists.

    The first-year University of Manitoba, Canada student won the trip as one of the top prizes at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), where he...

    07:00 AM, February 3, 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

    Nation’s brightest young scientists named Regeneron STS 2017 finalists

    Teen scientists are creating a machine learning tool that can detect small cell lung cancer, a biodegradable battery for transient electronics, and a computational model that demonstrates the effect of carbon tax policies on the global agricultural economy. These young scientists are part of the 40 finalists in the Regeneron 2017 Science Talent Search (STS).

    Regeneron and Society for...

    12:00 PM, January 24, 2017
  • Regeneron STS 2017 Finalists

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Science Talent Search alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.

    Students are selected based upon their scientific...

    11:54 AM, January 24, 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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