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7:00am, May 27, 2016

Data science is super hot. So are startups. So that means Michael Li — an Intel Science Talent Search (STS) alum and CEO of The Data Incubator, a two-year-old data-science startup, is on fire.

11:34am, May 26, 2016

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the new title sponsor of the Science Talent Search. Selected through a competitive process that garnered interest from the nation’s leading companies and philanthropists, Regeneron will become only the third sponsor in 75 years of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition.

7:00am, May 23, 2016
While Cristina Costantini didn't become a scientist, she's used the skills she gained through science fairs to become an award-winning investigative journalist. She was an Intel ISEF 2004 and 2005 finalist.Competing in science fairs doesn’t mean you’ll end up as a scientist, Cristina said. "But those skills will be with you for a long time.
9:32pm, May 20, 2016

When David Mackay, Chief Astronaut Test Pilot with Virgin Galactic, asked how many people in the audience would want to go to space if it was affordable, commercialized, and safe, everyone raised their hands.

At the So, You Want to Be an Astronaut? symposia at Intel ISEF, this writer and everyone in attendance was ready to sign up.

Mackay attended the French test pilot school EPNER and became a military test pilot. He's flown in several aircrafts, including a historic one from 1910. Now he works as a test pilot for a private commercial space line.

6:30am, May 19, 2016

Science fairs and competitions — they’re a gateway to higher education and STEM careers.

But that gateway isn’t always open to countless low-income and underserved minority students who don’t even know science fairs exist — students like one Washington, D.C., public high school senior whom Victor Hall met earlier this year.

7:00am, May 18, 2016
Joey Mangadlao, an Intel ISEF 2005 finalist, recently finished his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering.When Joey was chosen to represent the Philippines at Intel ISEF, it "was the big turning point in my life." Intel ISEF changed the course of his career."By being one of the fortunate Filipino students able to join Intel ISEF in Arizona, I saw that there's a big community of scientists pursuing different fields," he said.
7:00am, May 17, 2016

Eureka! Lab, one of the Society for Science & the Public's blogs dedicated to communicating science to students, is seeking funding to create a free video series to bring real experiments to life. This resource will provide the spark to get students exploring the world around them and asking and answering questions through experiments.

3:10pm, May 16, 2016

Thirty-one Advocates were selected out of 240 applications to be included in the 2016-2017 Advocate Grant Program. Advocates receive a stipend of $3,000 to guide 3-5 underrepresented students in conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications for scientific competitions.

The Society received 240 applications from 45 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

3:00pm, May 16, 2016

Readers who want to explore some of science’s grandest topics in great depth now have the opportunity with Science News e-books.

12:06am, May 13, 2016

On May 12, Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced the winners of the Special Award Organization prizes at Intel ISEF 2016. Special award organizations are corporations, government agencies, universities, or nonprofits who sponsor awards for finalists at Intel ISEF.

Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.

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