By Mihir GarimellaSenior, Fox Chapel Area High School, Pittsburgh, Pa.Broadcom MASTERS 2013 finalist, Intel ISEF 2015 finalist
Eleanor Sigrest won the top prize of $25,000 at the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS, the premier science competition for middle school students. The award also included $1,000 for Eleanor’s school, Louise A. Benton Middle School, and $1,000 for her science teacher. Below is a full transcript of Eleanor’s speech — given during an awards assembly at her middle school in Manassas, Va.
Hi everyone! I’m Eleanor, and I AM going to be the first person on Mars.
I want to thank Maya Ajmera and the Society for Science & the Public.
Science News for Students, the award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators, and a sister publication to Science News, just launched a new Tumblr blog.
On its Tumblr, Science News for Students will be showing off the latest in science news, with resources for teachers and students to get you ahead in the classroom and the lab.
Society for Science & the Public alumnus Kip Thorne won a 2016 Breakthrough Prize for his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and gravitational waves.
As this year comes to a close, we face new challenges to the progress of science and to the continued emphasis on STEM education in our country.
Since 1921, the Society for Science & the Public has been the trusted public voice for the sciences. We provide reliable, credible and thoughtful coverage of scientific news through award-winning journalism that you can see in each issue of Science News.
The Society for Science & the Public is excited to share that two new members have been named to the Board of Trustees: Hayley Barna and Tessa Hill.
Hayley Barna, a finalist in the 2001 Science Talent Search, is a Venture Partner at First Round Capital based in New York. Prior to joining First Round she co-founded Birchbox, the leading beauty and grooming retailer seed funded by First Round in 2010.
The human microbiome is a collection of bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms that inhabit the body. There is a balance of good and bad bacteria within our guts.
Support science and credible science journalism on Giving Tuesday 2016. Giving Tuesday is an international day that encourages philanthropy on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Imagine what our nation and the world will be like in 50 years and beyond — that was the challenge President Barack Obama encouraged participants to take on at the day-long White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh in October. A few Society for Science & the Public alumni — Intel ISEF finalists — took on this challenge at the conference, which brought together researchers, business leaders, technologists, philanthropists, local innovators, and students who are the "change-makers" of tomorrow.