SSP Middle School Program
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.
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 Coordinator, Society for Science & the Public
When Shree Bose was in third grade, she thought of a way to help her peers eat their veggies. For a science project, she injected blue food coloring into spinach plants. “Because, for some reason, I thought if children saw that vegetables weren’t green, they’d want to eat it,” she says. “Yep, that didn’t work, we killed the spinach plant, and I brought in a dead spinach plant to school.”