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  • 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
  • Doing Science

    Oh, the places you'll go after Intel ISEF

    If you’re interested in science and research, go for it and persist. This was the main theme of the Leveraging Your Science Fair Experience: Oh the Places You Can Go! symposia session at Intel ISEF 2017 with Society for Science & the Public President & CEO Maya Ajmera and several Intel ISEF alumni.

    “Many of you will now become alumni after this week,” Maya said. “It comes with a...

    15:00 PM, May 15, 2017
  • Doing Science

    When your science fair partner becomes your life partner

    Leading up to Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2017, the Society for Science & the Public has been asking our alumni to share a message for current Intel ISEF finalists on social media. We've heard some great stories, and wanted to share a special message with you from Cathy Chen, a 2007-2010 Intel ISEF finalist.

    Here's some inspiration for those...

    12:00 PM, May 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    The trials and errors of inventing

    One middle school student found a sustainable way to clean up oil spills. Nathan Deng, a 2016 Broadcom MASTERS top winner, found that existing surfactant measuring options are crude or costly. So he invented a cheaper tool.

    Now, Nathan is working on packaging his surface tension kits for students and people in developing countries. He's also figuring out how to educate people on using...

    09:00 AM, May 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Creating the future of cardiac medical imaging

    Peeyush Shrivastava is the CEO of Genetesis, a cardiac imaging company working on the future of medical imaging. An Intel Science Talent Search 2013 semifinalist, Peeyush was a BioOhio startup winner and has been nominated as one of the top AI startups for social impact.

    Not to mention, Genetesis won seed funding from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban. Peeyush and his team are building ways to...

    09:15 AM, May 9, 2017

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