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  • Doing Science

    Science News Digital Director selected to participate in the Poynter Leadership Academy

    Science News’ Digital Director Kate Travis has been selected to participate in the spring cohort of the Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism education. This is the sixth year the organization has offered this highly competitive leadership training.

    “It’s an honor to be selected to participate in a...

    16:20 PM, March 5, 2019
  • Doing Science

    Why Science News in High Schools is so important to this neuropathologist

    Susan Staugaitis, M.D., Ph.D., a native of Newark, New Jersey and a longtime reader of Science News, knew from an early age that she wanted to become a scientist. She's relied on Science News since the early 1980s to stay informed.

    "This periodical has been a mainstay for my continuing education. The advances and discoveries in basic science are the foundation that fuels how the...

    10:30 AM, July 23, 2018
  • Doing Science

    The science behind consumer DNA testing

    There are countless genes involved even in determining something as simple as ear shape and size.

    “There are genes that determine whether your earwax is wet or dry, whether your earlobes are attached or detached, and how big of a ridge you have on the outside of your ear,” said Tina Hesman Saey, a Molecular Biology Senior Writer at Science News.

    “Ears are really complex,”...

    10:30 AM, June 14, 2018
  • Doing Science

    'The article was the catalyst': Inspired into research by Science News

    Before taking an introduction to research course in high school, Sumaita Ahmed had never read a scientific article. But she knew she liked science.

    Now, Sumaita is at the forefront, using new research techniques, like CRISPR. In the Yumi Kim Labat Johns Hopkins University, she's researching chromosome mechanisms in C. elegans, a type of nematode roundworm.

    Science News made...

    15:17 PM, April 17, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Brave New Girls: Women in STEM

    Brave women characters play a variety of roles in both science fiction and in real-life STEM fields. At Awesome Con, Washington D.C.’s premier pop culture festival, both are celebrated, whether by fans in costume or through their lively and insightful panel discussions.  

    Science News for Students staff writer Bethany Brookshire moderated one such panel: “Brave New Girls: Women in...

    11:21 AM, April 13, 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

    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

    Our favorite teen research stories from Science News for Students, Pt. 1

    We've seen some incredible teen scientists in 2017. This year, Science News for Students(SNS) reported on student scientists who are inventing better ways to detect blood type, buoys to alert swimmers of deadly rip tides, and more.

    Check out these amazing stories from writers Bethany Brookshire and Sid Perkins. This is Part 1 in a series, with stories from Sid. We're giving you five...

    11:54 AM, December 8, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Shaping science of the future: The SN 10: Scientists to Watch

    For the third year in a row Science News is highlighting a list of 10 early- and mid-career scientists on their way to widespread acclaim. Through The SN 10: Scientists to Watch, Science News is working to spread awareness of current, living scientists age 40 or under. These innovators are creative, curious, and fearless.

    The SN 10 includes researchers working to feed the growing world...

    14:12 PM, October 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Growth Curve: Unraveling the mysteries behind why children do the things they do

    Why do children do the things they do? That’s something science journalist Laura Sanders explores in Growth Curve, which Science News introduced today as a redesigned, stand-alone blog that features the latest scientific discoveries related to parenting and child development.

    Through Growth Curve, parents will be able to cut through the inaccurate information and myths prevalent...

    09:43 AM, September 19, 2017

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