In honor of the Society for Science’s centennial year, the organization unveiled a list of extraordinary alumni of our Science Talent Search (STS), International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and middle school STEM competition who embody the principles of leadership, innovation and global impact. The list of more than 100 Society alumni includes Nobel laureates, entrepreneurs, MacArthur Fellows, pioneers, National Medal of Science and Technology recipients, and even Emmy and Oscar-winners.
The Notable Alumni site, includes individual profiles with contemporary assets highlighting lasting contributions these alumni have made to their field, as well as archival Society content from their competition experience.
“The Society for Science has long identified young people who are poised to take on the scientific challenges of their time. This list and these alumni highlight the vital importance of the Society’s STEM programs,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science, Publisher of Science News. Ajmera, an alumna of the 1985 the Science Talent Search, reflected, “I am honored to be included among these inspiring leaders and innovators.”
These impressive changemakers were selected based on their professional accomplishments and lasting contributions to advancing science and improving the world in which we live. Going forward, the Society intends to add to this list as the organization’s more than 70,000 alumni continue to make exceptional contributions to their fields.