Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge
Twelve of the 22 young people recognized at an October 4th reception honoring the 2012 Davidson Fellows Scholarship recipients were alumni of Society for Science & the Public educational programs.
Micah Toll (DCYSC 2000, 2002; Intel ISEF 2006 and 2007; STS 2007 semifinalist) invented a building material that could revolutionize the way we build buildings. He recently shared his thoughts on Intel ISEF, his project, and what he is up to now at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development recently honored the 2011 Davidson Fellows, eleven of who are SSP alumni. The Fellowship awards $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000 scholarships to people under the age of 18 who have contributed a significant piece of work in the fields of Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, and Outside the Box. The Fellows were honored at a reception in Washington, DC on October 5.
The SSP alumni who received this prestigious honor are listed below:
By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Specialist, Society for Science & the Public
Ten years ago, on September 10, 2001, SSP notified the 40 finalists of the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge to let them know their hard work had paid off and they would be coming to Washington, DC, to meet the other finalists and share their impressive science projects with the community. The next day’s events spurred uncertainty as to whether the event would still happen.