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  • Doing Science

    "Science is something you do"

    Classes like biology and chemistry are important, but “science is something you do,” said Judy Ward, a science teacher and STEM coordinator in the Richmond County School System in Augusta, GA. Judy knows that conducting research at the bench and being involved in the discovery process can change a student’s perspective and sustain a life-long interest in science.

    Over the past two years...

    08:00 AM, October 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Baking science in the classroom: Science News in High Schools offers teachers engaging lesson plans

    "After showing An Inconvenient Truth, I had my students read an article in Science News called 'Changing climate: 10 years after an Inconvenient Truth,'" said Donna Light, a science research teacher at Croton Harmon High School in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. "It offered an update, with graphs and more data. And it helped explore a disagreement brewing in the classroom with one student who...

    07:00 AM, October 19, 2017
  • Doing Science

    The spread of cholera, intensity of hurricanes, and more: Sharing science through visualizations

    A famous historical example of a science visualization is the map of a cholera epidemic in London in 1854. This map, created by physician John Snow, helped reveal a cluster of cholera around the Broad Street pump, which was then shut off. This action almost immediately halted the spread of the epidemic.

    Science visualizations have real, important impact on the world.

    That is...

    14:09 PM, October 18, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Schoolbound Scientists Bring STEM to Life

    “Scientists make great role models,” said Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, CEO and co-founder of  Ixcela, a biotechnology company in Boston. “There is nothing better than a true role model—someone who has the experience and background to be able to speak about what it is like to be a scientist.”

    Participating in science fairs and the Society for Science & the Public’s 1999 Science Talent...

    16:29 PM, October 13, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Uber for science outreach: how this nonprofit is spreading STEM

    Getting more students interested in STEM is the first step to cultivating a lifelong love of science. Matt Schaff believes that science outreach is the key to engaging more students, and developed Sci-Inspire to simplify the process.  

    Students need role models to encourage them to pursue STEM. Via an online network, Sci-Inspire brings together college-aged science students and allows...

    14:18 PM, October 2, 2017
  • 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

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