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10:00am, February 12, 2016

The Society was saddened to hear about the passing of one of our alumni recently:

David Wichs, 38, a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1995 semifinalist, was struck and killed by a collapsing construction crane in New York City on February 5. Three other people were injured by debris from the accident.

7:00am, February 12, 2016

"I participated in science fairs throughout middle school and loved the experience of presenting ideas and getting to meet experts in the fields as well as like-minded individuals with similar goals."Aditya Jain, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist

The Society is compiling photographs that show how passionate our students, members and alumni are about science. 

2:00pm, February 11, 2016

Help us celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Science Talent Search!

Society for Science & the Public and Intel invite the public to join Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2016 finalists as they present their research on Sunday, March 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

7:00am, February 11, 2016

"You don’t have to be a science geek to be interested in science. Whether you are an artist or athlete, a love for science is surely still embedded in you, and it is up for you to find it. Make sure you help others find it too!"Elson Galang, Intel ISEF 2012 finalist

The Society is compiling photographs that show how passionate our students, members and alumni are about science. 

1:27pm, February 10, 2016

Society for Science & the Public received a $94,928 grant from The Lemelson Foundation to expand innovation and invention initiatives aimed primarily at middle school students. This funding will support the development of an 18-article series, published in Science News for Students (SNS), each year from 2016 through 2018. Focusing on innovation and invention, this series is designed to further inspire young minds to impact the world through science and engineering.

12:51pm, February 9, 2016

"Choosing to do a science fair project is a risk. You pour hundreds of hours into a project that may or may not culminate in recognition. You pour your heart and soul into it; you work, you sacrifice. While my friends are holding jobs, attending social events, and relaxing the summer away, I’m in the lab every day. And I love it."Rebecca Bloomfield, Broadcom MASTERS 2013 and Intel ISEF 2014 finalist

7:00am, February 3, 2016

Society for Science & the Public held its first-ever end of the year campaign in 2016. Society staff members raised a total of $3,500, which allowed us to bring the Science News in High Schools program to seven schools in the Washington, DC area, including: Ballou High School, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC), Eastern High School, H.D. Woodson Senior High School, McKinley Technology High School, and Wilson High School.

7:30am, February 1, 2016

Two Society alumni were selected as 2016 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders (GTL). The GTL program honors young people who are working to change the world. Three Dot Dash is a global initiative of the We Are Family Foundation.

7:00am, January 31, 2016

I #Give2Science by explaining phantom limb syndrome in a fun science video.Jackson HuangIntel ISEF 2015 finalist

SSP is compiling photographs of how members of our community give back to science, whether that’s by teaching, doing research, performing experiments, inventing new things, participating in or supporting science fairs, mentoring young scientists, or even just looking at the world with a scientific gaze.

7:00am, January 29, 2016

Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1944 finalist Kenneth Ford published his tenth book in March, Building the H Bomb: A Personal HistoryKenneth, a physicist, is the author of several books on quantum physics and flying small planes.

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