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8:45am, September 4, 2015

After competing at Intel ISEF 2013 and 2014, Olivia Sheppard spread the wonder of STEM to more than 300 New York middle school students at schools and science museums around her state.

Olivia presented to 350 students from a diverse mix of rural, urban, private, and public schools and locations in New York, including the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, Cato Middle School, Skaneateles Middle School, and Manlius Pebble Hill.

How did you come up with the idea of spreading the importance of STEM to middle school students?

11:48am, September 2, 2015

On September 2, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of 30 students as finalists in the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS - the nation's most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

11:15am, August 31, 2015

This is a new weekly feature from our science inspiration blog, Eureka! Lab. Every week, science education writer Bethany Brookshire highlights a new science word, from allele to zoonosis. Each word has a definition and is used in a sentence to help you understand the meaning.

8:30am, August 30, 2015

The 2015 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists include an award-winning ballerina for the AVA Ballet Company, black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, an app creator, and an eighth-grade intern at a Yale computer science lab.

Broadcom MASTERS ribbons
9:14am, August 27, 2015

Fighting national crises and diagnosing critically ill patients- all in a summer's work for Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist Daniel Bruce. 

11:47am, August 19, 2015

On August 19, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of 300 students as semifinalists in the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS - the nation's most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

8:30am, August 17, 2015

The Martian Diaries has been named a finalist in the feature category of the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards.

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4:30am, August 13, 2015

Chythanya Murali, or Chy, as she likes to be called, was a finalist in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS from Little Rock, Arkansas. Her project on better methods for cleaning up oil spills and her performance during a week-long series of hands-on challenges landed her a first place award in engineering - complete with a $3,500 prize to use toward a summer camp experience anywhere in the country.   

11:01am, August 12, 2015

Society for Science & the Public's vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire. Since 1921, SSP (formerly known as Science Service) has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through its award-winning publications and world-class science education competitions.

4:03pm, August 10, 2015

Science News physics writer Andrew Grant won the American Institute of Physics’ 2015 prize in the Science Writing — Articles category for “The mysterious boundary," his feature about what happens at the entrance to a black hole.

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