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  • Science Talent Search

    Ken Ford Answers your Quantum Questions

    By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Specialist, Society for Science & the PublicAfter seeing a photo of himself with Eleanor Roosevelt during the Science Talent Search on the back page of the Spring 2011 SSP Newsletter, Ken Ford (STS 1944) recently...
    04/26/2011 - 6:43am
  • International Science and Engineering Fair

    On a Bike with a Computer, Steve Roberts Takes to the Open Road

    By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Specialist, Society for Science & the PublicGrowing up in the 1950s and ‘60s, Steve Roberts wasn’t very good at school.  As he says on his website, “I was theoretically a smart little bugger, according to test scores, yet I kept hearing that I had attitude problems and wasn't...
    05/31/2011 - 11:59am
  • Science Talent Search

    Andy Sessler: The Making of a Scientist

    By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Specialist, society for Science & the PublicAndy Sessler, Science Talent Search 1945 alumnus and award-winning theoretical physicist and humanitarian activist, has served as the director of Berkeley Lab, the President of the American Physics Association, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has also shared his knowledge by giving...
    09/02/2011 - 11:35am
  • Science News

    Science News Available in Multiple Formats

    Science News Prime, published by Society for Science & the Public,  celebrated its first anniversary in June with an edition featuring stories on giant insects, paralyzed rats able to walk again, and an alien hunter's new crusade. SN Prime is the...
    07/19/2012 - 7:41am
  • International Science and Engineering Fair

    Turbulence Leads to Achievements

    By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Coordinator, Society for Science & the PublicOn October 6, John Knox (ISEF 1983) received the T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award from the National Weather Association for his research on clear-air turbulence forecasting. His interest in meteorology spans almost his entire life, since he was five-years-old and his aunt gave him a book on...
    10/12/2010 - 7:49am
  • Science Talent Search

    Fields Medal Recipient David Mumford’s STS Project “Sparked” an Interest in Theoretical Math

    In 1953, David Mumford brought his home-made computer, made of old relays, and his knowledge of mathematics to Washington, D.C. to compete in what was then known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search (STS). He says he is not sure if he even got the computer, which was fastened to an unwieldy 4 by 8 piece of plywood, to work during the Science...
    07/15/2010 - 10:20am
  • Intel ISEF, SSP Fellowship, STEM Education

    Intel ISEF 2011 Symposia: Success with Science: A Peer to Peer Approach to High School Research

    By Susan Vincent, 2009 SSP FellowShiv Gaglani, participant in Intel’s ISEF competitions in 2004, 2005 and 2006, presented an informative overview of the benefits of conducting independent research. Shiv recently authored a book with his Harvard University peers entitled ...
    05/20/2011 - 12:05pm
  • Science Talent Search

    Philip Lieberman (STS 1952) Pursues Language, Travel, and Photography

    By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Specialist, Society for Science & the PublicPhilip Lieberman (STS 1952) remembers the Science Talent Search as a big opportunity, especially as a first generation American and son of parents who had never attended high school. He...
    08/18/2011 - 11:15am
  • Intel ISEF, Intel Science Talent Search, STEM Education

    SSP Alumni Help Others Succeed with Science

    Shiv Gaglani (Intel ISEF 2004, 2005, 2006) wished that, before he had participated the first time, he had been able to speak with someone who had lived through the Intel ISEF experience. That conversation may have helped him take even fuller advantage of all of the opportunities available to him and his fellow young scientists. This thought grew into the idea to write a book with the help of four...
    02/22/2011 - 11:46am
  • Science Talent Search

    Video Game Values

    By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Specialist, Society for Science & the Public“So often people are looking at the violence of games,” Karen Schrier, (Science Talent Search Semifinalist 1995) says, “I want to change the conversation to understanding the potential of games. Yes they can be used to express bad values, but they could...
    04/26/2011 - 6:51am

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