Society for Science & the Public is seeking a new title sponsor for the Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition. The new sponsor will assume sole title sponsorship of this premier competition and begin their partnership with the Society beginning in 2017.
The Science Talent Search has been fostering the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States for nearly 75 years. It has only become available for a new title sponsor twice since its inception in 1942. The competition receives more than 1800 applications each year from high school seniors across the country, all vying to be among the 40 finalists selected to compete in the week-long competition in Washington, DC, and distributes more than $1.6 million in awards annually.
Society for Science & the Public launched the Science News in High Schools program this week, as part of a larger commitment to create a more scientifically literate society. More than 170,000 students and 10,000 educators at 238 schools in 21 states and the United Kingdom will gain free access to content produced by Science News.
Beginning with the September 19 issue, schools participating in the program receive log-in access to the Science News website for the entire school, 10 print copies, and an online educator guide with discussion questions for each issue to help teachers incorporate the content into their lesson plans and curriculum.