I #Give2Science with my enthusiasm for science museums!- Kate Travis, Science News Deputy Managing Editor
SSP is compiling photographs of how members of our community give back to science, whether that’s by teaching, doing research, performing experiments, inventing new things, participating in or supporting science fairs, mentoring young scientists, or even just looking at the world with a scientific gaze.
SSP is celebrating Giving Tuesday this year on December 1, 2015 to secure support for our mission: to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement.
Cool Jobs, a popular series of articles on Science News for Students, has recently received a two-year funding commitment from Alcoa Foundation. This commitment is part of a larger grant from Alcoa that also supports the education outreach program at Intel ISEF and our new Science News in High Schools program.
I #Give2science by creating an app to make quantum physics easily accessible for people of all scientific backgrounds.- Francisca Vasconcelos, Intel ISEF 2015 finalist
Intel STS 2015 and Intel ISEF 2013 alumna Anvita Gupta recently founded a program that encourages middle school girls to study computer science. The program, LITAS For Girls, introduces girls to coding and programming.
LITAS For Girls recently held its first Technology Showcase, where the LITAS girls presented their coding projects in Phoenix, Arizona. Anvita said this program can boost middle school girls' confidence and encourage them to stick with STEM.
Intel ISEF alum Kevin Cyr developed a device that affordably tests for sickle cell disease. He is applying for a patent for the device.
Kevin also works on communicating science and research to others through spoken word poetry. He performs in Vanderbilt Spoken Word open mics.
Kevin told the Society for Science & the Public how he researched and developed the accurate sickle cell disease testing device.
The results of Give to Science Day 2015 are in! This year, the Society received its highest number of donations — $14,834 from 250 donors. The average gift was $59.
Two contributing writers for the Science News media group were recently announced as recipients of the 2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. The awards, administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), go to professional journalists for distinguished reporting for a general audience.
In November, Society for Science & the Public and CommonLit announced their partnership, designed to reach more students with high-quality science news to support literacy development in grades 5-12.