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  • 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

    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

    Science is everywhere

    By Sophia Stuart

    Science is a collective of global thinkers bringing next-generation solutions to real-world challenges. But often our view of what a scientist is, or how s/he spends their working day, is very narrow. Broadcom MASTERS International, a program created by the Society for Science & the Public in 2012 with the Broadcom Foundation, wants to change all that.

    I’m now...

    08:00 AM, June 29, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Students seek scientific solutions in Broadcom MASTERS International 2017 projects

    By Sophia Stuart

    On May 17 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 26 middle schoolers from 19 countries, all rising stars in math, applied science, technology and engineering, presented the projects that qualified them for the Broadcom MASTERS International program.

    It was clear from the range of scholarship on display that despite their young age, the Broadcom MASTERS International cohort...

    13:56 PM, June 28, 2017
  • Doing Science

    From the sea bed to the stars

    By Sophia Stuart

    The excitement at the back of the bus was mounting. Twenty-six middle schoolers, called delegates, all rising global stars in math, applied science, technology, and engineering, had just flown into Los Angeles from around the world to participate in Broadcom MASTERS International 2017. They’d come from a total of 19 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, India,...

    13:53 PM, June 27, 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

    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

    The importance of science mentorship

    Masayuki Mac Takahashi, a Society alum of the 1959 National Science Fair competition (now the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair), returns to judge projects at Intel ISEF. He judged at this year's competition in Los Angeles.

    Dr. Masayuki is one of seven directors of the Japan Science Society. In the 1959 competition, held in Hartford, Connecticut, he won the 3rd place award...

    09:00 AM, May 24, 2017

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