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  • Doing Science

    Schoolbound Scientists Bring STEM to Life

    “Scientists make great role models,” said Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, CEO and co-founder of  Ixcela, a biotechnology company in Boston. “There is nothing better than a true role model—someone who has the experience and background to be able to speak about what it is like to be a scientist.”

    Participating in science fairs and the Society for Science & the Public’s 1999 Science Talent...

    16:29 PM, October 13, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'Embracing your inner nerd': Intel ISEF 2017 finalists take on China

    This summer, five Intel ISEF 2017 finalists traveled to China to present their research at the largest national Chinese science competition, the China Adolescent Science & Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC). They were afforded this opportunity as part of an award they received at Intel ISEF 2017.

    Read on to learn more about their trip from a few of the finalists.

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

    These 13 Society alumni are Nobel Prize Laureates

    Last week, we found out that Kip Thorne, a Science Talent Search alum, had won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his observation of gravitational waves. Thorne isn't the only Society alumni who was named a Nobel Laureate. All thirteen of these Nobel Laureates were Science Talent Search alumni, which is a pretty impressive track record for a competition.

    Read on to learn more about our Nobel...

    07:00 AM, October 9, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Five pieces of advice for this year's Broadcom MASTERS finalists (from alumni who’ve been there)

    The nation’s 30 top middle school scientists will be heading to Washington, DC from October 20-24 to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS – the nation's most prestigious middle school STEM competition.

    Although these young scientists and engineers are working to solve our world’s biggest challenges, competing for more than $100,000 in awards is enough to make even the most talented student...

    09:00 AM, October 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science Talent Search alumnus Kip Thorne wins Nobel Prize in Physics

    Society for Science & the Public alumni are doing amazing things. Today, Kip Thorne, an alum of the 1958 Westinghouse Science Talent Search, won the Noble Prize in Physics for his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and gravitational waves.

    Kip, a Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena...

    10:29 AM, October 3, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Feng Zhang becomes Society Board Member

    The Society for Science & the Public is excited to share that noted scientist, Feng Zhang, has joined the Society’s Board of Trustees. Zhang is a molecular biologist focused on developing tools to better understand brain function and treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. He played an integral role in the creation of two revolutionary tools, optogenetics and the CRISPR-Cas...

    10:45 AM, September 28, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Summertime and isotopes, mechanical engineering, bioinformatics, machine learning

    Summer is full of making new friends, staying up late, and doing science! That's what several Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists experienced this summer at STEM-themed camps and internships. These middle school students hiked in the Rocky Mountains, researched at university labs, created cellphone microscopes, and more. 

    Several Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists were awarded these summer...

    07:00 AM, September 22, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Finding common ground with scientists across the pond

    Participating in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is a life-changing experience. But in addition to experiencing the excitement of Intel ISEF 2017 and winning Best of Category awards, Davey Huang and Daniel Zhang received another life-changing opportunity when they won the Philip V. Streich Memorial Award to attend the London International Youth Science Forum (...

    08:00 AM, September 14, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Ten tips from Davidson Fellows on how to be successful in STEM

    We’re proud to say that 14 out of the 20 Davidson Fellows announced this year are Society alumns! We asked them for their advice on being successful in STEM – here’s what a few of them had to say.

    Benjamin Firester, Intel ISEF 2016 and 2017"Explain your work to as many people as you can. Get good at articulating it simply and concisely, even in ways accessible to children. The better you...

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

    This alum prints prosthetics of the future

    Easton LaChappelle is the CEO and Founder of Unlimited Tomorrow, which uses low-cost 3D printing to build better, easy-to-use prosthetics. Modern prosthetics can be expensive, heavy, and hard to use, so Easton, an Intel ISEF 2012 and 2013 finalist, founded the company at 18. At 14, he made his first robotic hand out of LEGOs, fishing wire, and electrical tubing. Since then, his tech has...

    10:06 AM, August 29, 2017

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