The Society for Science & the Public is excited to share that two new members have been named to the Board of Trustees: Hayley Barna and Tessa Hill.
Hayley Barna, a finalist in the 2001 Science Talent Search, is a Venture Partner at First Round Capital based in New York. Prior to joining First Round she co-founded Birchbox, the leading beauty and grooming retailer seed funded by First Round in 2010.
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Imagine what our nation and the world will be like in 50 years and beyond — that was the challenge President Barack Obama encouraged participants to take on at the day-long White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh in October. A few Society for Science & the Public alumni — Intel ISEF 2016 finalists — took on this challenge at the conference, which brought together researchers, business leaders, technologists, philanthropists, local innovators, and students who are the "change-makers" of tomorrow.
By Surabhi MundadaSenior, Olympia High SchoolIntel ISEF 2016 finalist
Of all the many lessons learned through participating in Society for Science & the Public's competitions, alumni often say they're most thankful they learned how to communicate science effectively, how to carry an idea from inception to the final product, and how to become self-reliant.
By Jiwoo LeeSenior, Academy for Medical Science Technology, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, New JerseyIntel ISEF 2016 finalist
I would never have imagined that I would be spending my Thursday afternoon standing next to the CEO of Fitbit and the Director of the National Science Foundation, shaking President Barack Obama's hand.
By Syamantak PayraJunior, Clear Brook High School, Friendswood, TexasIntel ISEF 2016 finalist, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 semifinalist
When I boarded a plane bound for Pittsburgh, I knew that the White House Frontiers Conference I was going to would be hosted by the President, that it would be about science and technology, and that I was extremely grateful to the Society for Science & the Public for sponsoring the whole trip.
What I didn't know was just how astonishing the entire experience would be.
By Aarushi PendharkarSenior, Massachusetts Academy of Math and ScienceIntel ISEF 2016 finalist
By Amber YangSenior, Trinity Preparatory SchoolIntel ISEF 2016 finalist
For the past three years, I have researched astrophysics topics. When I think back to what initially drew me to space, it was my desire to study the unknown.