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  • Doing Science

    Creating a noninvasive glucometer for diabetes

    It's imperative that diabetics measure their blood glucose levels (BGL) several times a day. To do so, they use a glucometer, which breaks the skin with a needle in order to draw blood. The blood is then deposited onto a testing strip, and the measuring device determines BGL.

    “For diabetics, this process of pricking the skin happens multiple times a day to monitor their BGL...

    09:00 AM, August 22, 2018
  • Doing Science

    Acai berries could transform this wasteland

    Urban growth in the Amazon is often unsupervised, unregulated, and organic, which leads to irregular housing, lack of infrastructure, and the use of improper materials for construction. These irregular housing communities are called favelas, and are constructed of concrete, bricks, steel bars, sand, and rock. In São Paolo and other regions of Brazil, a lack of resources and poverty has...

    09:00 AM, August 15, 2018
  • Doing Science

    This high school student is bringing sustainable electricity to Africa using biodegradable resources

    In Macdonald Chirara's community in Zimbabwe, and especially in rural communities like his own, people face electricity shortages and use firewood as a source of energy. “This is leading to an increased rate of deforestation, which is contributing to climate change around the globe.”

    Macdonald wants to change this practice and offer sustainable electricity to Africa.

    “I want...

    10:54 AM, July 2, 2018
  • Doing Science

    This glove can translate American Sign Language into English

    Sign language is invaluable to those who are D/deaf and hard of hearing ("big d" deaf describes people who identify themselves with the deaf culture and are sign language users, and "little d" deaf describes people who face hearing loss but whose first language is English, and may have the option to lip-read or use hearing aids). But not everyone knows sign language. So Ethan Damiani, a...

    10:46 AM, June 26, 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

    Meet these 5 amazing women in STEM

    What does it mean to be a young woman in STEM? For some of the Society for Science & the Public alumni, it might mean going out in the field to study glaciers. For others it might mean encouraging other young girls to code or enter computer science. It means being an Olympic athlete and biology professor. It means having the power to change the world.

    Below, read stories about...

    12:02 PM, December 7, 2017
  • Doing Science

    10 top science innovators of 2017

    The Society for Science & the Public is constantly crossing paths with talented young scientists. These STEM superstars are solving problems facing our world and delving into important research that will further our scientific knowledge.

    Below, check out a sampling of some of our favorite stories from this year about young science innovators.

    Easton LaChappelle

    Easton (Intel...

    14:23 PM, December 6, 2017
  • Doing Science

    14 Society alumni named to 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

    We are excited to announce that 14 Society alumni were included in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30lists. Last year, 14 alumni were also named to the 30 Under 30.

    “Today’s announcement by Forbes naming 14 Society for Science & the Public alumni to their 30 Under 30 list underscores that our world class science competitions are the most powerful pipelines for talent in science, technology...

    10:27 AM, November 14, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Ten tips from Davidson Fellows on how to be successful in STEM

    We’re proud to say that 14 out of the 20 Davidson Fellows announced this year are Society alumns! We asked them for their advice on being successful in STEM – here’s what a few of them had to say.

    Benjamin Firester, Intel ISEF 2016 and 2017"Explain your work to as many people as you can. Get good at articulating it simply and concisely, even in ways accessible to children. The better you...

    08:00 AM, September 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    10 TED talks that will inspire you

    Looking for some TED talks to watch during these dog days of summer? Check out the list below from some of our amazing alumni — who are true champions of science.

    In the line-up below, our alumni share their thoughts on everything from how to fuel a mission to Mars to designing a more efficient solar cell.

    1. Nivatha Balendra: Oil-eating microbes

    Nivatha, an Intel ISEF 2014 finalist...

    07:00 AM, August 24, 2017

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