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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

    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
  • Doing Science

    Science Talent Search 2017 Top 300 Scholars announced

    Three hundred high school seniors were named scholars in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program founded and produced by Society for Science & the Public.

    Head here to view the full list of scholars, coming from 182 high schools in 36 states and three American and international high schools oversees.

    The scholars – chosen from more than 1,700 applicants – were...

    09:15 AM, January 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Double your donation to Science News with Knight Foundation News Match

    We are excited to announce that the Society for Science & the Public has been given the opportunity to participate in a prestigious matching gift program sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Science News has been chosen by the Knight Foundation to participate in their #NewsMatch program aimed at supporting quality, trustworthy, in-depth journalism.

    From December 19 through January 19...

    10:57 AM, December 28, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Society competitor looks to science to discourage academic cheating

    Cheating in school: what does science tell us about why it happens ... and how to prevent it?

    That’s the subject of a new study by Society competitor Evelyn Bodoni — and her results show that positive peer pressure might hold the key to discouraging cheaters.

    Bodoni, a middle school student at Challenge School in Denver, Colo., and a 2015 Broadcom MASTERS finalist, recruited a...

    09:37 AM, December 23, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Breaking the jaw clenching habit

    When she started clenching her jaw so much that it became painful, Ananya Ganesh decided to design a device to keep her from clenching due to bruxism. She built a device that detects signals coming from a muscle when it contracts.

    Ananya hopes her device can break the habit of jaw clenching and keep the pain away.

    The Society caught up with Ananya after she won the first place...

    07:00 AM, December 21, 2016
  • Doing Science

    This app detects depression

    Depression affects about 350 million people of all ages around the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The common mood disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

    One teen wanted to better understand major depressive disorder and how scientists can detect the illness, so he developed an early detection tool for depression.

    For this project, Kaien...

    07:00 AM, December 19, 2016

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