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  • Doing Science

    An alum who combines engineering skills with a passion for Scandinavian folk music

    Matt Fichtenbaum (Intel ISEF 1962, Westinghouse STS 1962) has eclectic interests, ranging from art to science. He studied electronic engineering in college and began playing Scandinavian folk music on the nyckelharpa and Swedish fiddle after living in Sweden.

    His fascination with science and music began at an early age. Matt's parents always had music playing in the house, and he...

    09:00 AM, August 17, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Science: A stepping stone to politics

    Science can be a good stepping stone into the political arena. Through science fairs, participants can gain important communication and public speaking skills. Conducting scientific research can teach patience, persistence, and how to overcome failure with grace. Moreover, a passion for science may easily translate into a political focus.

    Below, read about four alumni of Society for...

    09:00 AM, August 7, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Neurologist relishes the combination of art and science

    Dr. Nina Schor (Westinghouse STS 1972) is the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). She's also a poet.

    At NINDS, Nina provides advice, mentoring, and support to people who serve the needs of those with neurological disorders and challenges. Her typical day varies. Nina often leads lectures, attends meetings, performs research, and...

    10:21 AM, April 6, 2018
  • Doing Science

    What does science have to do with the race for governor in Illinois?

    Politics and math don't usually go hand in hand. But Daniel Biss, a former professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago and an alum of both the Science Talent Search and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is running for Governor of Illinois.

    When he started working as a math professor, Daniel says it was his dream job. But he became frustrated...

    14:37 PM, February 21, 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

    Science runs in the family

    The call of science is often heard through the generations. That is definitely the case with the Litts.

    This year, Stephen Litt, 7th grade, competed in Broadcom MASTERS, one of three prestigious competitions produced and created by the Society for Science & the Public. As one of the 30 finalists, Stephen showcased his project on a novel approach to treating cancer. His...

    10:04 AM, November 17, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Conversations with Maya: A discussion with Dr. Edward Thorp, author of Beat the Dealer

    Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News, sat down to chat with Dr. Edward Thorp — a mathematics professor, inventor, entrepreneur, founder of the first quant hedge fund, blackjack player and the best-selling author of Beat the Dealer, the first book to mathematically prove that the house advantage in blackjack could be...

    09:51 AM, October 27, 2017
  • Doing Science

    These 13 Society alumni are Nobel Prize Laureates

    Last week, we found out that Kip Thorne, a Science Talent Search alum, had won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his observation of gravitational waves. Thorne isn't the only Society alumni who was named a Nobel Laureate. All thirteen of these Nobel Laureates were Science Talent Search alumni, which is a pretty impressive track record for a competition.

    Read on to learn more about our Nobel...

    07:00 AM, October 9, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science Talent Search alumnus Kip Thorne wins Nobel Prize in Physics

    Society for Science & the Public alumni are doing amazing things. Today, Kip Thorne, an alum of the 1958 Westinghouse Science Talent Search, won the Noble Prize in Physics for his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and gravitational waves.

    Kip, a Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena...

    10:29 AM, October 3, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Studying the role of copper deficiency in heart disease

    Leslie M. Klevay, M.D., S.D. in Hyg., has been studying the effects of copper on the heart for decades. The professor emeritus of internal medicine at the University of North Dakota researches the leading cause of death in the Western world — ischemic heart disease.

    "It’s the leading cause of death. It’s important," said Dr. Klevay, an alumnus of the 1952 Westinghouse Science Talent...

    08:00 AM, July 12, 2017

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