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12:49pm, December 6, 2016

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.

Kip Thorne was the keynote speaker at the Intel STS 2015 Awards Gala.
7:00am, December 5, 2016

As this year comes to a close, we face new challenges to the progress of science and to the continued emphasis on STEM education in our country.

Since 1921, the Society for Science & the Public has been the trusted public voice for the sciences. We provide reliable, credible and thoughtful coverage of scientific news through award-winning journalism that you can see in each issue of Science News.

7:00am, December 2, 2016

The Society for Science & the Public is excited to share that two new members have been named to the Board of Trustees: Hayley Barna and Tessa Hill.

Hayley Barna, a finalist in the 2001 Science Talent Search, is a Venture Partner at First Round Capital based in New York.  Prior to joining First Round she co-founded Birchbox, the leading beauty and grooming retailer seed funded by First Round in 2010. 

7:00am, November 30, 2016

The human microbiome is a collection of bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms that inhabit the body. There is a balance of good and bad bacteria within our guts.

Aria Eppinger (second on the left) and members of the purple team work to light up a button through code.
7:00am, November 29, 2016

Support science and credible science journalism on Giving Tuesday 2016. Giving Tuesday is an international day that encourages philanthropy on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Giving Tuesday
11:26am, November 23, 2016

Imagine what our nation and the world will be like in 50 years and beyond — that was the challenge President Barack Obama encouraged participants to take on at the day-long White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh in October. A few Society for Science & the Public alumni — Intel ISEF 2016 finalists — took on this challenge at the conference, which brought together researchers, business leaders, technologists, philanthropists, local innovators, and students who are the "change-makers" of tomorrow.

7:00am, November 23, 2016

By Surabhi MundadaSenior, Olympia High SchoolIntel ISEF 2016 finalist

1:44pm, November 22, 2016

Of all the many lessons learned through participating in Society for Science & the Public's competitions, alumni often say they're most thankful they learned how to communicate science effectively, how to carry an idea from inception to the final product, and how to become self-reliant.

Society alumni discussed how the Society prepares young people for meaningful careers at Stanford University.
10:30am, November 22, 2016

By Jiwoo LeeSenior, Academy for Medical Science Technology, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, New JerseyIntel ISEF 2016 finalist

I would never have imagined that I would be spending my Thursday afternoon standing next to the CEO of Fitbit and the Director of the National Science Foundation, shaking President Barack Obama's hand.

Jiwoo listened to speakers from various scientific disciplines at the White House Frontiers conference.
7:00am, November 22, 2016

By Syamantak PayraJunior, Clear Brook High School, Friendswood, TexasIntel ISEF 2016 finalist, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 semifinalist

When I boarded a plane bound for Pittsburgh, I knew that the White House Frontiers Conference I was going to would be hosted by the President, that it would be about science and technology, and that I was extremely grateful to the Society for Science & the Public for sponsoring the whole trip.

What I didn't know was just how astonishing the entire experience would be.

Syamantak calls himself a perpetual tinkerer.

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