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  • Doing Science

    Finding a natural source of medicine in waterfall plants

    When you think of western medicine, you wouldn’t necessarily think of herbs or other plant sources. But three high school students from rural Brevard, North Carolina believe we can find novel sources of natural medicine in plants, specifically those next to waterfalls. Plants in these areas, called spray cliffs, are constantly misted by the spray of water, making them vulnerable to...

    09:00 AM, July 24, 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

    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

    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
  • Doing Science

    This high school student is bringing sustainable electricity to Africa using biodegradable resources

    In Macdonald Chirara's community in Zimbabwe, and especially in rural communities like his own, people face electricity shortages and use firewood as a source of energy. “This is leading to an increased rate of deforestation, which is contributing to climate change around the globe.”

    Macdonald wants to change this practice and offer sustainable electricity to Africa.

    “I want...

    10:54 AM, July 2, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Overcoming obstacles on the road to Intel ISEF

    After Lisa Ranney’s son competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF 1999), she began encouraging other students to attend. As a science and math teacher, she is all about promoting STEM. But it wasn’t until she learned about the Society for Science & the Public’s Outreach and Equity Programs that she began promoting science fair participation to underserved and...

    09:00 AM, June 25, 2018
  • Doing Science

    How STEM Can Forge Your Future

    By S.C.Stuart 

    Studying STEM can take a person far in life — not just economically, but geographically, too. Its importance is increasing as we enter the 4th industrial revolution, moving towards automation, A.I. empowered services and enhanced human-machine “co-bot” workplaces.  

    The Broadcom MASTERS International delegates could see first-hand that STEM is a path out of the...

    09:00 AM, June 21, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Projects: STEM in the World. Solutions in Your Backyard

    By S.C.Stuart

    In an ornate conference room at the Omni William Penn hotel, Pittsburgh (built 1916), 24 young scientists, all between 12 - 14 years old, were going through their “elevator speeches,” coached by Paula Golden, President of Broadcom Foundation. They had come from as far afield as South Africa, India and China as part of Broadcom MASTERS International program, designed to give...

    09:00 AM, June 20, 2018

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