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  • 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

    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

    Young scientists witness cutting-edge research at Janelia

    A scientist often has many responsibilities outside of conducting research. As the forty Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists learned during a visit to the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, funding can be difficult to obtain and often feels like a full time job in and of itself. 

    Taking a break from the city for a few hours, the finalists headed out to Virginia...

    09:15 AM, March 29, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Let’s do brunch: Lively panel with Society alumni in downtown D.C.

    As the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 finalists build bonds and experiences of their own, STS competition alumni from every decade since the start of the competition, reconnected with alums and Society staff at the Hamilton Live in downtown D.C. One of the most notable guests this past Sunday was Rodman Jenkins, Westinghouse STS 1944, one of the earliest classes in the history of...

    14:00 PM, March 26, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Regeneron STS 2018 finalists take on Capitol Hill

    After a full week of competing in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018, the finalists visited their Members of Congress and Senators, where they discussed their scientific research, the competition, and why science is important to them.

    See below for a Twitter Moment on their day on Capitol Hill.

    11:43 AM, March 22, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Expect failure in science, learn from the challenging moments, say Regeneron scientists

    Failure is a constant and should be expected in science. It may even be where you learn the most. That's what Regeneron scientists told the Regeneron STS 2018 finalists Monday night at the Innovation Dinner.

    George Yancopoulos, the President and Chief Scientific Officer at Regeneron, summed up the spirit of science at his company. "At Regeneron, we wanted to focus on the science...

    11:58 AM, March 16, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Teen scientists win $1.8 million at Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018

    Benjamin “Benjy” Firester, 18, of New York City, won the top award in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Forty finalists, including Benjy, were honored tonight at the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search awards gala, which was keynoted by renowned author Malcolm Gladwell. Regeneron provided...

    23:06 PM, March 13, 2018
  • Doing Science

    NIH inundated with future science leaders

    As part of the Regeneron STS finalist week, students take part in a variety of exciting activities. This year they had the opportunity to tour the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

    The trip began with a talk by Erika L. Barr, Director at the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. She gave the students a tailored snapshot of the...

    12:05 PM, March 13, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Young scientists fight invasive weeds, build a smarter microwave, and more

    What if you could fight invasive weeds using biological tools? That’s exactly what Haniya Shareef, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, explored in her project. She used biological controls to combat purple nutsedge, which is among the most noxious weeds in temperate and tropical zones worldwide, according to University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources.

    “Purple nutsedge...

    18:54 PM, March 12, 2018
  • Doing Science

    More efficient solar technology crystals, and other incredible scientific research from high school scientists

    One high school student is working hard to understand a crystal that could greatly reduce the cost of solar technology like solar panels.

    Current solar cells are made from silicon, which requires a high purity to be efficient. This makes solar technology more expensive. Skyler Jones, from Ossining, New York, studied perovskite crystals, a different semiconductor material for solar...

    18:53 PM, March 12, 2018

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