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  • Doing Science

    Cuba’s pristine coral reefs inspire American science educators

    When it comes to preserving the beauty of coral reefs, Cuba has many valuable lessons to teach. Laws against overfishing and pollution, as well as strict environmental regulations, keep its coral reefs pristine. In a search to learn from the Cuban people, Mark Friedman, a marine science educator with the San Pedro LA Maritime Institute, as well as a participant in the Society for Science...

    10:23 AM, August 11, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Send our STEM superheroes to SXSW EDU

    At the Society for Science & the Public, we believe 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, which is why we are submitting a panel for the 2018 SXSW...

    07:00 AM, August 11, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Leveling the playing field: Lending labs bring high-tech equipment to classrooms

    A science class can make or break a student’s decision to pursue STEM subjects throughout the rest of their lives. Janet Waldeck, a physics teacher at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, is helping to ignite a passion for science in all students with her lending labs program, which allows teachers to check out high-tech science equipment to use in their classrooms.

    “There is a big...

    12:49 PM, August 2, 2017
  • Doing Science

    She founded a nonprofit in high school. Now, it’s going global.

    Pooja Chandrashekar knows a thing or two about starting a nonprofit as a teenager. At 15, she founded ProjectCSGirls, a nonprofit that promotes computer science among young girls. Although she started on a smaller scale, she always hoped to eventually inspire girls worldwide to pursue computer science by making it an international organization.

    Four years later, that dream is becoming a...

    16:25 PM, July 28, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Natural materials successfully filter greywater

    Akshara Legala and Suditi Bhatt, two high school students from Sacramento, California, developed and tested greywater filtration systems with natural filters. Greywater is a way to recycle used water, and a method environmentalists tout to save freshwater resources for drinking while greywater could be used for appliances and agriculture.

    Nurturing the next generation of scientists —...

    08:00 AM, July 10, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Teaching science out of the classroom: Advocate program helps students enter science fairs

    Teaching out of a textbook can only do so much to ignite a student’s interest in science. Elias Arellano Villanueva, an eighth-grade biology teacher at IDEA Public Schools in Weslaco, Texas, knows that it takes some time outside of the classroom for students to gain a lifelong love for science.

    “I want my students to see what scientists really do, and inspire them to become scientists....

    08:00 AM, July 5, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Society provides grants to innovative STEM organizations, science research teachers

    The Society for Science & the Public is committed to encouraging all young people into STEM fields and careers. As a part of this pursuit, the Society is providing $120,000 in grants to five innovative organizations supporting community-based STEM projects and 23 science research programs to purchase much-needed equipment for teachers across the country. In total, $20,000 will be...

    14:19 PM, June 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Teen scientists invent accessible devices, research cancer

    A high school student inspired by her own hearing loss and use of hearing aids created an effective wind noise reduction device. Another is researching head and neck cancer — specifically how to inhibit cancer growth.

    Nurturing the next generation of scientists — like these young women — is one of our main goals at the Society for Science & the Public. To help us reach this goal, the...

    11:49 AM, June 5, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Collaborating in science: Sixth Annual STEAM Conference at local school

    Students mixed homemade snot, sucked up a few boogers into droplets, and shot sneezes across a tarp-covered room. They compared the "sneezes" with and without tissues.

    This was just one of the sessions almost 600 students and teachers participated in at the sixth annual STEAM Conference at Georgetown Day High School (GDS) in March. The conference, which was funded for the second year by...

    07:00 AM, April 7, 2017

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