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  • Doing Science

    Why I volunteer at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    By Scott Duke Kominers

    Intel ISEF 2005, Intel STS 2005MBA Class of 1960 Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business SchoolFaculty Affiliate: Harvard Department of Economics and Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and ApplicationsCo-chair: Mathematics Grand Awards Judging, Intel ISEF

    My Intel ISEF project back in 2005 was in quadratic form representation...

    07:00 AM, March 7, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Learning about locomotion with cockroach-like robots

    Not every high school student acknowledges the brilliance of a cockroach. Evains Francois, a junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Academy, studies roaches and designs robots based on their movements.

    Evains is fully immersed in science research, inspired, in part, by articles he read through the Science News in High Schools program. When Evains was a high school sophomore, he loved...

    07:00 AM, March 6, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Advocate Program helps teacher and students find success at science fairs

    After her first year guiding students through science fairs, Elizabeth Proctor, a teacher at Jasper County High School in Monticello, Georgia, wasn’t sure if she would continue participating in the competitions.  

    At a school where over half of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, it can be difficult for the community to get behind science fairs, especially...

    09:20 AM, March 5, 2018
  • Doing Science

    LA teachers gain support for science research programs

    In Antonio Gamboa’s classroom at Garey High School in Pomona, California, a 10th grade student uninterested in STEM fields has completely changed her mind. Lizbeth Martinez-Ramos had once made clear to Antonio that she wasn’t interested in STEM in the least.

    But after receiving the Society for Science & the Public's STEM Research Grant, Antonio was able to purchase science...

    14:05 PM, February 28, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Five SXSW EDU sessions you won't want to miss

    We're so excited to head to the SXSW EDU Festival in Austin, Texas next week! The annual festival takes place this year from March 5 to 8 and features hundreds of sessions and speakers exploring learning and education. We'll be discussing the importance of STEM competitions on our panel, Why Science Fairs May be Humanity's Best Hope.

    If you're planning on being at the SXSW EDU Festival,...

    14:02 PM, February 27, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Come see us at SXSW EDU

    Will you be at SXSW EDU? Join us for our panel focused on the fact that science fairs, such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Regeneron Science Talent Search, and Broadcom MASTERS, are creating the next generation of STEM leaders. We want to share how science fairs and STEM competitions have a positive impact on young people.

    When: March 6 from 12:30-1:30


    14:39 PM, February 21, 2018
  • Doing Science

    5 STEM mentors share their favorite memories from 2017

    At times, science research projects can be challenging. That’s where the Society for Science & the Public’s Advocate Grant Program comes in. The program helps mentors guide a group of three to five underrepresented students as they complete science research projects and apply to participate in science competitions.

    Advocates receive a $3,000 stipend, supporting them in their training...

    13:08 PM, December 19, 2017
  • Doing Science

    10 top science innovators of 2017

    The Society for Science & the Public is constantly crossing paths with talented young scientists. These STEM superstars are solving problems facing our world and delving into important research that will further our scientific knowledge.

    Below, check out a sampling of some of our favorite stories from this year about young science innovators.

    Easton LaChappelle

    Easton (Intel...

    14:23 PM, December 6, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'STEM is the great equalizer'

    When your town makes national headlines for a tragic event, it can be difficult to stay positive. Nevertheless, Albert Harrold, a science teacher at McCluer South-Berkeley High School in Ferguson, Missouri, is encouraging his students to dwell on the positives and focus on what they can do to make the world a better place.

    Albert believes this is possible with STEM. Traditionally...

    16:59 PM, December 1, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Society for Science & the Public grants $20,000 to STEM teachers

    The Society for Science & the Public is helping six STEM teachers purchase much-needed equipment and services through $20,000 in grants. In total, the Society has provided $120,000 in grants to STEM teachers during 2017. Earlier this year, the Society gave $100,000 to 23 teachers.

    Through the STEM Research Grant Program, funded by Regeneron, the Society supports teachers who...

    14:29 PM, November 29, 2017

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