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  • 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
  • Doing Science

    Colliding passions: A scientist’s journey from lab to newsroom

    The summer before his senior year of college at Yale University, Ike Swetlitz (Intel STS 2011) wrapped up his daily research at one of Yale’s physics labs, and was on his way to the grocery store. He was planning on meeting a friend for dinner that night. But before he could finish buying groceries, he heard about a huge protest going on outside a local homeless shelter. Not only was he...

    16:49 PM, April 5, 2018
  • Doing Science

    From science research to the Wall Street Journal

    Michelle Hackman has always had an interest in a variety of fields. In high school, she competed in the Intel Science Talent Search and placed second overall. Michelle’s project, cited in many national publications, examined how our relationships with our smartphones resemble addicts and their devotion to drugs. Her achievements and research, on a topic that still holds attention today, led to...

    14:39 PM, March 28, 2018
  • Doing Science

    There’s an app for that: These 4 alumni are blazing new trails with their amazing apps

    Smartphone technology and apps have revolutionized how we work, study, and even date. It's not surprising, therefore, that Society alumni are on the forefront of this revolutionary technology, developing new cutting-edge apps that can help in every aspect of daily life.

    Read on to learn about four alumni (including the Father of Google Apps) who have created mobile apps for efficient...

    11:15 AM, February 15, 2018
  • 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

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