Picture this: A 9th grade science class is studying the effects of global warming. Their teacher passes out several copies of a magazine focusing exclusively on climate change. Or, a 12th grade biology class studying the process of aging in different species peruses Science News’ special report on aging for current research.
An equal number of girls and boys will compete in the sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS competition, held in Washington, D.C. from October 27-November 1. The 30 finalists' projects range in topics, from wildfire detection software to dark matter, depression diagnostics to ocean acidification.
Alicia D'Souza creates STEM opportunities for underrepresented minorities. As the secretary of the Stanford Society of Women Engineers, she held a job fair to provide internships and jobs for students interested in STEM.
Ask a classroom to draw a scientist and you’re likely to see men in lab coats and goggles. Rarely are there any women depicted.
But that’s not the reality of STEM fields today. And Science News for Students, the sister publication to Science News, highlights the importance of women in STEM in a new feature that shows the amazing females involved in the front lines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Society for Science & the Public's Advocates mentor students and help them through the process of conducting scientific research and entering it into science fairs.
Pat Monteith, a Society Advocate for the 2016-2017 school year, said one of her students she's worked with for the past two years recently won first place in a science competition, the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. The award comes with $2,000 cash and a laptop.
Broadcom MASTERS alumni are public advocates for the promotion of science, said 2015 Broadcom MASTERS finalist Evelyn Bodoni.
It's up to her generation and those younger to pursue scientific research, solutions, and implement change in the world.
Read the interview below to learn more about Evelyn's experience at Broadcom MASTERS and her future plans, like maybe becoming a space lawyer.
The sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists are top 300 U.S. middle school students competing for a trip to Washington, D.C. and the $25,000 Samueli Prize.
The top 300 semifinalists have been selected to compete in the sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) — the nation's most prestigious science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
Earlier this summer, 2,343 Broadcom MASTERS entrants submitted applications to the national middle school science and engineering competition. The Society congratulates the entrants for their impressive and innovative research projects. From the entrant pool, the top 300 semifinalists were named.
Here are some fun facts about the 300 semifinalists this year:
Roger Tsien, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008, died on August 24. He was 64. Roger Tsien won the top award in the 1968 Westinghouse Science Talent Search.
Delve into the halls of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 29 for the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS Project Showcase as the 30 finalists present their scientific research to the public.