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  • Doing Science

    'Countries have political borders — science doesn't'

    It's not every day that a high school student is invited to China to deliver a keynote address on their scientific research. But that's exactly what Tassilo Schwarz (Intel ISEF 2017), a German high school student, was asked to do in Shanghai this winter. He spoke to winners at the 33rd Shanghai Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest, Shanghai's biggest science contest....

    11:19 AM, April 11, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Grant helps students explore a new world of STEM interests

    Although the Philadelphia High School for Girls has a rigorous daytime science curriculum, the school lacked extracurricular programs to prepare students for science competitions or participate in STEM activities. Cristobal Carambo, a teacher at the school, wanted to change this—so he applied for the Society for Science & the Public STEM Research Grant.

    Thanks to the grant, Cristobal...

    09:15 AM, March 30, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Young scientists witness cutting-edge research at Janelia

    A scientist often has many responsibilities outside of conducting research. As the forty Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists learned during a visit to the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, funding can be difficult to obtain and often feels like a full time job in and of itself. 

    Taking a break from the city for a few hours, the finalists headed out to Virginia...

    09:15 AM, March 29, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Teen scientists win $1.8 million at Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018

    Benjamin “Benjy” Firester, 18, of New York City, won the top award in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Forty finalists, including Benjy, were honored tonight at the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search awards gala, which was keynoted by renowned author Malcolm Gladwell. Regeneron provided...

    23:06 PM, March 13, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Young scientists fight invasive weeds, build a smarter microwave, and more

    What if you could fight invasive weeds using biological tools? That’s exactly what Haniya Shareef, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, explored in her project. She used biological controls to combat purple nutsedge, which is among the most noxious weeds in temperate and tropical zones worldwide, according to University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources.

    “Purple nutsedge...

    18:54 PM, March 12, 2018
  • Doing Science

    More efficient solar technology crystals, and other incredible scientific research from high school scientists

    One high school student is working hard to understand a crystal that could greatly reduce the cost of solar technology like solar panels.

    Current solar cells are made from silicon, which requires a high purity to be efficient. This makes solar technology more expensive. Skyler Jones, from Ossining, New York, studied perovskite crystals, a different semiconductor material for solar...

    18:53 PM, March 12, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Advocate Program helps teacher and students find success at science fairs

    After her first year guiding students through science fairs, Elizabeth Proctor, a teacher at Jasper County High School in Monticello, Georgia, wasn’t sure if she would continue participating in the competitions.  

    At a school where over half of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, it can be difficult for the community to get behind science fairs, especially...

    09:20 AM, March 5, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Five SXSW EDU sessions you won't want to miss

    We're so excited to head to the SXSW EDU Festival in Austin, Texas next week! The annual festival takes place this year from March 5 to 8 and features hundreds of sessions and speakers exploring learning and education. We'll be discussing the importance of STEM competitions on our panel, Why Science Fairs May be Humanity's Best Hope.

    If you're planning on being at the SXSW EDU Festival,...

    14:02 PM, February 27, 2018
  • Doing Science

    There’s an app for that: These 4 alumni are blazing new trails with their amazing apps

    Smartphone technology and apps have revolutionized how we work, study, and even date. It's not surprising, therefore, that Society alumni are on the forefront of this revolutionary technology, developing new cutting-edge apps that can help in every aspect of daily life.

    Read on to learn about four alumni (including the Father of Google Apps) who have created mobile apps for efficient...

    11:15 AM, February 15, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Forty of the Nation’s Most Promising Young Scientists Named Finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018

    Regeneron and Society for Science & the Public today named 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The competition, known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search from 1942-1997 and the Intel Science Talent Search from 1998-2016, is designed to engage and inspire the next generation...

    15:50 PM, January 23, 2018

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