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9:54am, February 4, 2015

Without volunteers, Society for Science & the Public could not successfully run science competitions for students. We rely heavily on experts in various fields to step up as volunteers to judge student reserach projects. As a father of two Intel ISEF alumni, Thomas Conroy, a mechanical engineer and two-time Intel ISEF judge, shared with us why judging in science fairs is worthwhile for him. 

8:30am, February 2, 2015

Annika Urban won a 2nd place award in Engineering at the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS. With the money her school received for her participation as a finalist, Urban’s gone on to start SENSE, Student Exploration Network for Science and Engineering, as a way to teach robotics to other young students. Urban caught us up to her post-Broadcom MASTERS projects and shared insight and advice for other young students interested in science.

How did you initially become involved in science?

8:30am, January 30, 2015

I #Give2Science by teaching science research and engineering - Marie Aloia, SSP Fellow & member of the Intel ISEF Advisory Council

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.

8:00am, January 28, 2015

Science News for Students is dedicated to reporting on current events in STEM fields that will be accessible to tweens and teens. Yet even adults should find the stories informative and engaging. What’s more, those stories are compatible with the new U.S. Common Core standards for language arts.

8:00am, January 26, 2015

The Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) brought students from all over the globe together for a week of Swedish hospitality and Nobel Laureate inspiration.

8:00am, January 22, 2015

In order to help us better reach our mission on informing, inspiring, and educating the public about science, SSP is conducting a reader survey of our flagship publication, Science News.

11:49am, January 21, 2015

On January 21, 40 high school seniors were named finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 5-11, where they will compete for more than $1 million in awards.

8:30am, January 19, 2015

On Friday, December 4, Old Orchard School received a $1,000 check to use for STEM programming, supplies, or activities from the Broadcom Foundation at a school assembly honoring Holly Jackson, top winner of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS.

8:30am, January 14, 2015

"I #Give2Science by inspiring curiosity and a spirit of inquiry in elementary school students through my high school's science outreach programs" - Ashley Ivins, SSP Fellow

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.

2:58pm, January 12, 2015

Melissa Thomas recently sent an email to Chuck Vukotich, Judging Chair of Intel ISEF 2015, talking about her experiences both as an ISEF finalist in Pittsburgh and returning as a judge 25 years later. Melissa is currently the Manager of Health Disparities Research at the OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute in Columbus, Ohio. She graciously allowed us to reprint her email below:

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