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  • Doing Science

    An alum who combines engineering skills with a passion for Scandinavian folk music

    Matt Fichtenbaum (Intel ISEF 1962, Westinghouse STS 1962) has eclectic interests, ranging from art to science. He studied electronic engineering in college and began playing Scandinavian folk music on the nyckelharpa and Swedish fiddle after living in Sweden.

    His fascination with science and music began at an early age. Matt's parents always had music playing in the house, and he...

    09:00 AM, August 17, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Could clay work as a natural pesticide?

    Pesticides contain harsh chemicals, high levels of toxicity, and risks to human and environmental health. Despite these concerns, pesticides are perceived as necessary and are used generously in the U.S. agricultural industry.

    Anna Mathis, a high school student from Sandersville, Georgia, was concerned about the negative impact of pesticides. She studied the agricultural industry...

    09:00 AM, August 13, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Science: A stepping stone to politics

    Science can be a good stepping stone into the political arena. Through science fairs, participants can gain important communication and public speaking skills. Conducting scientific research can teach patience, persistence, and how to overcome failure with grace. Moreover, a passion for science may easily translate into a political focus.

    Below, read about four alumni of Society for...

    09:00 AM, August 7, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Incredible women entrepreneurs guiding young women into STEM

    From teaching young women to code to providing empowering dolls for kids, four Society for Science & the Public alumni — Pooja Chandrashekar, Anvita Gupta, Kavya Kopparapu, and Neha Chauhan Woodward — founded companies to inspire other young women to have the confidence to enter careers of their choice.

    Below, read stories about these incredible women in STEM.

    Pooja...
    09:00 AM, July 31, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Society alumni are changemakers

    Conferences occur every day all over the world; Upswell Labs is turning the typical conference on its head with its new "unconference," devoted to bringing changemakers together. Upswell invited a few Society alumni to join in the experience during its June 4 unconference in San Francisco.

    Thomas Colburn (Regeneron STS 2016), Anvita Gupta (Intel STS 2015 and Intel ISEF 2013), ...

    09:00 AM, July 26, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Coding with purpose

    When Anvita Gupta was in eleventh grade, all but two girls dropped out of her computer science class. She started to think about why she was so interested in computer science, and realized it was because she saw she could use it to make an impact in the world. This led her to found LITAS For Girls, an international nonprofit that guides and inspires girls to pursue STEM careers. LITAS...

    09:00 AM, July 11, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Conversations with Maya: Kristina Johnson

    Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News, sat down to chat with Kristina Johnson, Chancellor of The State University of New York and an alumna of the International Science and Engineering Fair. We are thrilled to share an edited version of their conversation.

    You’re an alumna of the 1975 International Science and Engineering...

    10:51 AM, June 28, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Overcoming obstacles on the road to Intel ISEF

    After Lisa Ranney’s son competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF 1999), she began encouraging other students to attend. As a science and math teacher, she is all about promoting STEM. But it wasn’t until she learned about the Society for Science & the Public’s Outreach and Equity Programs that she began promoting science fair participation to...

    10:13 AM, June 25, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Overcoming obstacles on the road to Intel ISEF

    After Lisa Ranney’s son competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF 1999), she began encouraging other students to attend. As a science and math teacher, she is all about promoting STEM. But it wasn’t until she learned about the Society for Science & the Public’s Outreach and Equity Programs that she began promoting science fair participation to underserved and...

    09:00 AM, June 25, 2018
  • Doing Science

    This judge has volunteered at Intel ISEF for 8 years

    Chuck Vukotich has volunteered as a judge at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fairfor eight years. He is an invaluable volunteer, and encourages science professors and professionals to give back by judging.

    Read on to learn more about what judging at Intel ISEF is like.

    Chuck's involvement in science fairs dates back to 1992, when he volunteered at the...

    10:11 AM, June 22, 2018

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