By Carolyn Carson, Alumni Coordinator for Society for Science & the Public
Before I became SSP’s Alumni Coordinator, I studied history at Georgetown University. Even now, there’s still something about old, dusty files full of correspondence or ephemera that makes me feel all warm and tingly.
Which is why I was so thrilled to receive this scrapbook in the mail.
Society for Science & the Public received a $100,000 funding commitment from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in June to support the SSP Advocate Grant program. This matches the Society’s previous $100,000 funding commitment, which was designated to cover the costs of the pilot project.
Are you an alumnus of one or more of SSP's educational compeitions (Intel Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, or Broadcom MASTERS) who will be attending college as a freshman this fall?
Even though you have graduated from high school, you’re still an important member of SSP’s community, and we hope you will continue to be involved in the Society.
There's less than a week left to help us reach our Kickstarter goal of $22,000 to fund the development of a Teacher Guide to accompany our new Science News in High Schools program. Per Kickstarter rules, if we don't reach our goal, we don't get any of the funds pledged.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. That’s how we know four-time Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) alum Reid D’Amico is a sane genius. He qualified for the world’s largest pre-college science competition every year for four years (Intel ISEF 2008-2011). He came back year after year to share his research with more peers, take home more prizes, and enjoy the experience once more (times four!)
Science News is releasing a special magazine issue (Vol. 188, No. 2, July 25, 2015) devoted to the study of time and our understanding of it in the physical, biological and mental worlds. This is one of three special issues planned for this year – a special issue on general relativity is planned for the October 17 issue and the magazine will have its annual Top 25 Stories of the Year in the December 26 issue.
A whopping grand total of 2,230 nominees applied for the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS! The 300 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) semifinalists will be announced on August 19.
Harshu Musunuri was an Intel ISEF 2015 finalist and Grand Award winner of the Innovation Exploration Award, an award that grants winners a free trip to the California Institute of Technology. Here’s what she has to say about the experience:
Sibling rivalries can step aside for this sibling success story. Brothers Shashank and Shishir Dholakia, from Santa Clara, CA, started as 2012 Broadcom MASTERS finalists in their middle school years and were proud to come home from this year’s Intel ISEF with a pocketful of award money and an all-expense paid trip to CERN.
We caught up with Shashank to hear about the brothers' mutual goals, hard work, and dedication to each other and their research.
Society for Science & the Public recently provided $2,500 to ProjectCSGIRLS to support their 2015-2016 program year and their goals of cultivating a love for technology and computer science in girls and encouraging them to pursue their interest and careers in these fields.