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  • 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

    Westinghouse STS alum wins Breakthrough Prize for gravitational wave detection

    Society for Science & the Public alumnus Kip Thorne won a 2016 Breakthrough Prize for his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and gravitational waves.

    Thorne, a Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California — and a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1958 semifinalist — was recognized...

    12:46 PM, December 6, 2016
  • Doing Science

    One scientist's 'nerdy delight' drives her to solve problems

    Frances Barron got hooked on biochemistry through watching sea urchin fertilization in an undergraduate lab. As Vice President of Biology and Regulatory Affairs at Nanomedical Diagnostics, a biotech company in San Diego, California, Frances asks herself how the complex processes of forming life can be harnessed to solve medical problems.

    Frances, a 1998 Intel Science Talent Search...

    07:00 AM, October 13, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Westinghouse STS 1968 winner and Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien dies

    Roger Tsien, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008, died on August 24. He was 64.  Roger Tsien won the top award in the 1968 Westinghouse Science Talent Search.

    He was recognized with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein with two other chemists — Martin Chalfie and Osamu Shimomura. They turned the green fluorescent protein...

    14:43 PM, September 1, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Science is chasing down questions only you would ask

    J. Richard Gott, a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1965 alum, published “The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe” in January. J. Richard's astronomy passion from 8-years-old — and his high school STS project — led him to explore how the universe is structured.

    The book explores how astrophysicists deciphered the structure of the cosmos. The idea of a sponge-like structure...
    07:30 AM, June 17, 2016
  • Doing Science

    STS gave 1942 finalist confidence to study engineering

    Carol Bauer, a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1942 alumna, worked as an engineer at a time when there were very few women in the sciences."At the time, it was a daring choice," she said. Her experience in Westinghouse STS gave her the confidence to study engineering — and it's paved the way for other women to follow.Today, she continues to encourage girls into STEM through the Tech Trek...
    07:00 AM, May 2, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Westinghouse STS alumni share 1962 competition memories

    The Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1962 competition opened "a whole new world of possibilities" for Judith and Leonard Gordy, who married in 2003. It was where they first met, and led them to a path of teaching science, working at pharmacies, and building MRI machines.Leonard has visited several STS public exhibitions of projects since competing in 1962, and he's amazed with the level of...
    02:00 AM, March 4, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Westinghouse STS alum cofounded Advanced LIGO

    Kip Thorne, a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1958 semifinalist, cofounded Advanced LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) in 1992, which recently made news for its groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves.

    The LIGO experiment reported on February 11 the first detection of gravitational waves, or spacetime vibrations, proving Albert Einstein's century-old...

    02:00 AM, February 17, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Westinghouse STS alum publishes science memoir

    Westinghouse STS 1944 finalist Kenneth Ford published his tenth book in March, Building the H Bomb: A Personal History. Kenneth, a physicist, is the author of several books on quantum physics and flying small planes.

    Kenneth’s recent book has four stars on both Amazon and Goodreads. But it went through a rocky launch since Kenneth defied the Department of Energy to get it into print, he...

    02:00 AM, January 29, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Science: It's all in the family

    Science is a family affair for the Dells. George (Fritz) Dell was a Science Talent Search finalist in 1949, and his daughter Kristi (Dell) Snell was a finalist in 1985. Kristi and her brother grew up watching their dad George conduct physics research at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, where their mother also worked. Kristi also interned in the lab's biology department while she was in high...

    08:00 AM, October 19, 2015
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