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  • Doing Science

    These three Science Talent Search alumni tell us why they applied

    For 75 years, the Science Talent Search (STS) has been the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. From 1942-1998 the competition, created and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, was sponsored by Westinghouse; from 1998-2016 it was sponsored by Intel; and now it is sponsored by Regeneron. The competition awards $3.1 million...

    10:24 AM, November 15, 2017
  • Doing Science

    This young woman flies balloons higher than planes — for research

    Weather balloons have been used for research for over a hundred years. Now, high-altitude stratospheric research may become even more accessible thanks to the work of several freshmen at Stanford University.

    Paige Brown, a first-place winner at Intel STS 2015 (now Regeneron STS), is the lead mechanical engineer working on the ValBal and developing a standardized modular payload...

    07:00 AM, November 14, 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

    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

    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

    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
  • Doing Science

    Science keeps this Olympian’s mind sharp

    Not only is Maria Michta an Olympian race walker, she also has a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. She’s the ultimate combo of scientist and athlete.

    Read on to learn more about Maria’s adventures at the Olympics and how science helped to keep her mind sharp, while race walking made her more efficient in the lab. The Science Talent Search and other science fairs, she said, cultivated her...

    07:00 AM, April 14, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Even those who aren't 'geniuses' succeed in STEM

    Anarghya Vardhana first got into virtual reality by throwing boxes at her sister using an Oculus developer kit. She's moved on from that to venture capital for technology.

    STEM, she says, is a way to bend the rules and create new ones.

    Anarghya was recently named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She was recognized in the venture capital sector for her work at Maveron, a venture...

    07:00 AM, January 10, 2017
  • Doing Science

    11 Society alumni receive Davidson Fellowships

    Almost a dozen Society for Science & the Public alumni were recognized with fellowships from the Davidson Foundation on September 21, 2016 at the annual fellowship award ceremony.

    Twenty recipients total in the fields of science, engineering, music, literature, technology, math, and an “out-of-the-box” category were honored with awards. Eleven Society alumni of the Regeneron Science...

    12:35 PM, September 29, 2016
  • Doing Science

    STS, ISEF finalists & SPARK winner named MacArthur Fellows

    Two alumni of the Society for Science & the Public's science fair competitions were named 2016 MacArthur Fellows. They include: Bill Thies, a 1997 Intel STS finalist, and Dianne Newman, a 1987 and 1988 Intel ISEF finalist. Additionally, Manu Prakash, who won the first place prize in the Society's 2014 Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) competition, is a 2016 Fellow. These "genius...

    13:41 PM, September 26, 2016

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