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  • 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
  • Doing Science

    10 TED talks that will inspire you

    Looking for some TED talks to watch during these dog days of summer? Check out the list below from some of our amazing alumni — who are true champions of science.

    In the line-up below, our alumni share their thoughts on everything from how to fuel a mission to Mars to designing a more efficient solar cell.

    1. Nivatha Balendra: Oil-eating microbes

    Nivatha, an Intel ISEF 2014 finalist...

    07:00 AM, August 24, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Neuroscience and music are more related than you think

    Sometimes, science and art converge in beautiful ways. Sara Kornfeld Simpson embodies that incredible meshing. She is double majoring in neuroscience and music at Boston University and has played the flute for 11 years and the oboe for 9.

    "There's absolutely a connection between science and art, on many levels!" said the Intel ISEF 2011-2012 finalist and Intel STS 2014 semifinalist. "...

    07:00 AM, August 22, 2017
  • 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

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