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  • 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
  • Doing Science

    1973 Science Talent Search alum, Caltech president offers words of wisdom to 2018 finalists

    In 1973, Thomas Rosenbaum competed as a finalist in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Forty-five years later, now president of Caltech, he addressed the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalists as the keynote speaker of this year’s alumni dinner.

    A few decades may separate the Science Talent Search experiences of Rosenbaum and this year’s...

    09:09 AM, March 10, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Giving thanks to our Society alumni family

    Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for families, success, and even our challenges.

    We at the Society are thankful for the contributions our distinguished alumni have made in their respective fields as well as the recognitions they have received. Something else we are grateful for: alumni who have had such positive experiences competing in the Science Talent Search, Intel...

    14:33 PM, November 22, 2017
  • 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

    Forging your path: Women alumni panelists share their stories of success and support

    Over 130 alumni from across the Society for Science & the Public’s middle school and high school science competitions gathered for a brunch reception and panel discussion during this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search.

    Moderated by Society President & CEO Maya Ajmera (1985 STS), the panel was comprised of science professionals and Society alumni, including: Erika Angle (1999...

    09:00 AM, March 31, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Amazing teen scientists covered in the media

    The 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search was covered in major media outlets. Below is a wrap-up of the must-see coverage:

    CBS This Morning: Teen scientists solve mysteries, compete for "junior Nobel Prize"

    "The national Regeneron Science Talent Search is an annual competition known among scientists as a junior Nobel Prize. Some of the winners have gone on to win a real Nobel...

    11:14 AM, March 30, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Passing a love of science through generations

    Sometimes, the love of science threads its way through the generations of a family, like inherited traits of DNA or lines of code from a cascading style sheet passing on rules to others. This is especially the case for through Aaron Yeiser, who won the second place award at the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search. His grandparents and father work in computer science, technology, and chemical...

    07:00 AM, March 22, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science changes people's lives

    Regeneron, the sponsor of the Science Talent Search, presented several of their inventions and offered advice to the 2017 Regeneron STS finalists last Monday night. Finalists wandered a room of innovations, trying on virtual reality headsets, learning about genetically modified mice born with human immune systems to speed up the drug research stage, and taking photos in front of green screens...

    11:00 AM, March 20, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Teen scientist researches new approach to neurological damage, wins Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017

    Forty finalists took home more than $1.8 million in awards at the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017. Their scientific research ranged from improving biodegradable battery life to finding ways to eliminate space debris.

    Indrani Das, 17, of Oradell, New Jersey, won the top award of $250,000 in the Regeneron STS for her study of a possible approach to treating the death of neurons...

    00:00 AM, March 15, 2017

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