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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

    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

    Tapping into New York City with a publishing and tourism website

    Michelle Young (Intel STS 2000) is an adjunct professor of Architecture at Columbia University. She's also founder of Untapped Cities, a web magazine that helps people better explore New York City. The site catalogues and offers promotions on tours, member events, and information on architecture, arts, food, travel, and more.

    People can join Untapped Cities Insiders club for $5-$...

    09:00 AM, July 30, 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

    Babies, parenthood, and science

    Kim Scott (Intel STS 2006), a Cambridge-based research scientist and mother of two, has always been passionate about science, math, research, and babies. Her childhood passions have now merged into an academic career studying childhood development at the MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab.

    In high school, Kim attended the Research Science Institute at MIT, a program that welcomes...

    10:33 AM, June 15, 2018
  • Doing Science

    'Make your work and don't ask for permission'

    Jerry Lieblich (Intel STS 2006) has two upcoming plays in New York City this summer. The Barbarians, showing at Dixon Place on June 21-23, centers on characters who depict the life and work of scientists. His other play, Tongue Depressor, which focuses on chaos theory, opens August at The Public Theater as a part of the Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival.

    Jerry,...

    10:27 AM, June 12, 2018
  • Doing Science

    World Press Freedom Day: A celebration of free speech and journalism the world over

    Today is World Press Freedom Day. Proclaimed in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, this day celebrates the field of journalism, freedom of speech, and newsrooms the world over. Celebrated annually, this day recognizes the work of journalists, editors, and publishers who sometimes risk their own lives to ensure accurate coverage of news and events.

    Below, check out some...

    13:48 PM, May 3, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Music creates space for the best ideas

    Music and math don't sound like they would mesh, but for Justin Solomon (Intel ISEF 2005-2006, Intel STS 2006), an assistant professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at MIT, practicing piano and cello gives him moments of relaxation.

    Justin explained that when faculty members are on the tenure track, they are so focused and busy that hobbies can often fall by the...

    15:20 PM, April 20, 2018

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