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  • Doing Science

    This alumna helped create Alaskan high school engineering academy

    Tam Agosti-Gisler, an alumna of the Society's Intel ISEF 1972, was involved with the creation of the first engineering academy in an Alaskan high school. Her efforts now encourage the next generation of students, especially girls like her niece, to study STEM fields and enter science fairs.

    In 1972, she was one of two representatives from Alaska when she went to New Orleans for Intel...

    07:00 AM, August 18, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Send our STEM superheroes to SXSW EDU

    At the Society for Science & the Public, we believe that science fairs such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Regeneron Science Talent Search, and Broadcom MASTERS are creating the next generation of STEM leaders. We want to share how science fairs and STEM competitions have a positive impact on young people, which is why we are submitting a panel for the 2018 SXSW...

    07:00 AM, August 11, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Studying the role of copper deficiency in heart disease

    Leslie M. Klevay, M.D., S.D. in Hyg., has been studying the effects of copper on the heart for decades. The professor emeritus of internal medicine at the University of North Dakota researches the leading cause of death in the Western world — ischemic heart disease.

    "It’s the leading cause of death. It’s important," said Dr. Klevay, an alumnus of the 1952 Westinghouse Science Talent...

    08:00 AM, July 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science skills lead alumna to Wall Street

    Science and STEM skills take our alumni into varied, exciting careers.

    Naomi Shah, who graduated from Stanford University this month, is already entering Wall Street. This summer she is moving to New York and will be working on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs.

    Last summer, Naomi interned on the trading floor and "loved the fast-paced environment." There are a lot of STEM majors...

    08:00 AM, July 7, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Promoting an interest in scientific research at the World Science Festival: One student’s story

    By Benjy Firester (Intel ISEF 2016 and 2017), rising senior at Hunter College High School

    On Sunday, June 4th, I had the pleasure of representing Intel ISEF at the World Science Festival in New York City. Throughout the day I talked with kids of all ages about my experiences at Intel ISEF over the past two years, as well as my research into modeling potato late blight. I organized and...

    14:07 PM, June 21, 2017
  • Doing Science

    This geek is the busiest middle school student ever

    In the past few months, Eleanor Sigrest led a booth for kids at the recent World Science Festival and met an astronaut. She has been a featured speaker at several STEM conferences and was invited to NASA Goddard and Aerojet.

    Eleanor, who won the top award at Broadcom MASTERS 2016, is maybe the busiest middle school student!

    Read our interview with Eleanor below to learn more about ...

    11:20 AM, June 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Studying effects of climate change on glacial ice

    On a college study abroad trip, Twila Moon stood near a large valley glacier in Nepal. She heard the glacier melting, and dripping, and ice shifting.

    "I thought it was the most interesting, magical thing," Twila said.

    She was enthralled — and went back to school to become a glaciologist. Now, Twila, an Intel ISEF 1996, 1998, and 1999 finalist, studies climate change's effects on...

    09:00 AM, May 30, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'As soon as I could walk, I started to collect rocks'

    Emily Cross, a Society alumna from Ontario, Canada, studies fossils, specifically chemical processes to better break them down, without damaging fossilized preserved tissues. Her research may even improve the mining process. Recently, Emily participated in the X-STEM USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. and gave a keynote speech.

    Emily has competed in science fairs...

    09:00 AM, May 26, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Strive for failure, improve the world

    “Realize that the work you’re doing is much more important than what you perceive it to be,” urged Ann Makosinski (Intel ISEF 2013) to a roomful of Intel ISEF 2017 finalists at the Intel ISEF Alumni Entrepreneur Panel.

    The projects and research finalists are working on are not only important to their lives, but to others, said Ann, the founder of Makotronics Enterprises.

    ...

    00:00 AM, May 17, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Let your happiness guide you in STEM

    "Think about what you prioritize and your happiness — let that guide you," said H. Robert Horvitz. It is possible to balance your career and personal life, he explained.

    Nobel Prize laureates offered advice like this, and more, for the Intel ISEF 2017 finalists during the Excellence in Science and Technology Panel.

    The panelists included:

    Martin Chalfie: Columbia...
    00:00 AM, May 16, 2017

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