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7:00am, June 27, 2016

More than a dozen Advocates convened in Washington, D.C. during the weekend of June 3 to meet and discuss best methods for assisting underserved students in entering science research competitions. The Advocates are the 2016-2017 class of the Advocate Grant Program.

7:00am, June 23, 2016

Ann Makosinski is an Intel ISEF 2014 and 2015 finalist who’s gone on to create flashlights and phone chargers that take excess heat and turn them into energy.

7:00am, June 20, 2016

Alexander Wulff developed and manufactured HaptoTech, an inexpensive electronic aid that helps the visually impaired navigate in unfamiliar environments without the use of guide sticks. Only a junior in high school, he also founded Conifer Apps which offers 11 products.

7:30am, June 17, 2016
 

J. Richard Gott, a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1965 alum, published “The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe” in January. J. Richard's astronomy passion from 8-years-old — and his high school STS project — led him to explore how the universe is structured.

8:00am, June 15, 2016

A crowd of characters from movies, TV shows, comic books, and more descended on Washington, D.C. on the weekend of June 3 for AwesomeCon, a convention of all things awesome. There were cosplayers (dressing up or role-playing as a character) including 7-foot-tall Transformers, a Bill Nye, Star Wars, Dr. Who, and more.

7:30am, June 10, 2016

George Hotz is working on a futuristic technology. He's designing a self-driving car — and trying to beat Tesla's Mobileye and Google's models.

6:30am, June 9, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson — yes, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, superstar science communicator, author, TV star, and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City — is excited Regeneron is the new sponsor of the Society’s Science Talent Search.

How excited? Enough to actually speak at the official sponsorship announcement on May 26 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

7:00am, June 6, 2016

It's not every day that a high school junior gets to meet famed comic book writer Stan Lee — on the red carpet.

But Janie Kim is no ordinary high school junior. She was a finalist in the Captain America: Civil War — Girls Reforming the Future Challenge, held by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, Broadcom MASTERS, and the National Academy of Sciences.

7:00am, June 3, 2016

Participating in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search in 1976 made George Yancopoulos realize "there’s a whole different set of heroes."

"Everyone revered the Westinghouse winners. How so many went on, changed the world, and became Nobel Prize winners," said George at the Alumni Conference on March 13, along with other award-winning panelists.

7:00am, June 2, 2016
A natural root that has gluten-free properties (cassava), banana peels as biofuel, and a solar-powered boat that picks up trash. These are only a few of the inventions and research that middle school students from the U.S. and internationally were recognized for during the Broadcom MASTERS International program. The program happens concurrently with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

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