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Intel Fellows Put on Reverse Science Fair for Intel STS Finalists

On Monday, March 10, the 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search got a chance to turn the tables on Intel employees, who were presenting their work and answering finalists’ questions.  Participating Intel employees included:

  • Candace Metoyer, Marketing Manager, Market Sizing and Forecasting
    PhD in Statistics, MS in Statistics, and BS in Chemical Engineering, all from University of California-Davis
  • Becky Loop, Principal Engineer, PC Client Group
    BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Florida
  • Jennifer Healey, Research Scientist, User Experience Research Lab
    PhD, MS, and BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT
  • Michael Mayberry, Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group; Director, Components Research
    PhD in Physical Chemistry from University of California-Berkeley, BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from Midland College
  • Richard Beckwith, Research Psychologist, User Experience Research Lab
    PhD in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Peter Wolochow, Director of Stakeholder and Portfolio Strategies
    B.Apsc. in Electrical Engineering from University of British Columbia

These and several other Intel employees also joined the finalists for dinner, allowing them even more time to ask questions about their careers and research. Mike Bell, Vice President; General Manager, New Devices Group, told finalists that he “can’t wait to see who wins…I’m excited to be here. Someone has to take our jobs when we retire and we’re hoping you can take over.”

Justin Rattner, Senior Fellow and former Chief Technology Officer at Intel, gave the keynote address after dinner. He told finalists, “I was a science fair winner. Not like this one, just a little one.” He described how he had built a small digital computer in the 8th grade, and how no one at the junior high science fair believed he had done it on his own, going so far to call his father at work and ask about it. “They finally decided I was legit, and gave me first place.”

Rattner’s experience at the science fair was important in helping him set goals and ambitions, and he hopes that participating in the Intel STS does the same for the 40 finalists. He also discussed how independent research can be rewarding in a way classroom learning just can’t be, and that participating in research can impact your career outlook and give you more options. He mentioned that Intel and other industrial research organizations value scientists and engineers that have completed academic work at the highest level.

He closed the night by telling the audience, “I am looking forward to the opportunity to spend more time with folks like yourself, and focusing on how Intel can impact STEM education.”

Ben Hylak, Broadcom MASTERS Alum, Writes Science Fiction Story for Tomorrow Project Anthology

8:30am, December 1, 2013

Benjamin Hylak won 2nd place in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS and his science fiction story, “Bread,” was recently featured in a Tomorrow Project anthology. Have your own science fiction ideas? Individuals worldwide between 13-25 can enter The Future: Powered by Fiction through December 31, 2013.

Hear What Judges Have to Say About Intel ISEF

10:04am, January 10, 2014

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. More than 1,000 judges are needed in order to review projects from the more than 1,600 finalists who will travel from around the world to compete at Intel ISEF in Los Angeles this May.

Research Students Raise Sea Bass to Release in the Wild

8:30am, November 26, 2013

Anne Artz, a 2010 SSP Fellow, is on leave from her teaching duties in Advanced Biology, AP Biology, and AP Environmental Science at the Pruess School, located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego this year as she serves as an Albert Einstein Fellow representing and promoting STEM education. Below she provides an update on what research students at her school are now working on- raising sea bass to be released into the wild.

SSP Named 4-Star Charity for 2014

2:09pm, November 15, 2013

This November, SSP received a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator for the fourth consecutive year. Rankings are based on an evaluation of fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. SSP is one of only 6% of charities to receive this top ranking for four or more consecutive years.

Apply to Science Fiction Competition by November 14

1:28pm, November 7, 2013
Apply now to The Future: Powered by Fiction! There is now less than one week left to get your science fiction story, essay, video, or comic submissions in!
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