By Aarushi PendharkarSenior, Massachusetts Academy of Math and ScienceIntel ISEF 2016 finalist
By Amber YangSenior, Trinity Preparatory SchoolIntel ISEF 2016 finalist
For the past three years, I have researched astrophysics topics. When I think back to what initially drew me to space, it was my desire to study the unknown.
As resistance to existing antibiotics — including so-called treatments of last resort — continues to rise, scientists are looking to other sources to develop next-generation antimicrobials. One of the most promising potential candidates is also one of the sweetest: honey.
“When I went to my first science fair, I noticed I was the only African American student. I decided not to let that get in my way," Darrell Tubbs said.
Darrell was one of the first African American males from Detroit, Michigan to compete in a science fair at the national level. His project focused on the air quality in his local community. He came up with a way to find out what makes up the pollution.
One of the main challenges in addressing air pollution in specific cities, from Beijing to Detroit, is identifying the individual aerosol particles (particles suspended in the atmosphere) that make up the pollution. Because the particles are so small — most measuring only 100 to 200 nanometers — they have been difficult to identify. And their behavior in the atmosphere (how they scatter) has been poorly understood.
Society for Science & the Public seeks volunteers to serve as judges, interpreters, and to provide general support for the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) will be held May 14-19 in Los Angeles, California.
Every year, thousands of individuals contribute their time and energy to Intel ISEF — as judges, interpreters, and event volunteers. Our volunteers help us achieve our mission to inform, educate, and inspire.
Almost 100 Society for Science & the Public alumni, family, and friends reconvened in Washington, D.C. for the alumni reception held during the Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase on October 29.
There, they mingled and reminisced about their projects, competition weeks, and current STEM pursuits.
How do you give to science?
Society for Science & the Public celebrates Give to Science Day on November 9 every year to secure support for our mission: to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement.
Share stories and photos of how you give to science with the Society. We want to spread the ways that people are involved in STEM fields, conducting important research, and making discoveries.
Studying rockets took Eleanor Sigrest to new heights in October during the sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS middle school STEM competition.
Inspired by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion, Eleanor, 13, experimented with cold gas rocket nozzles to contribute to the engineering knowledge on the subject. Small versions of cold gas rockets help astronauts move around in space when they venture outside their craft. Larger versions control the Falcon 9's orientation and help stabilize it as it lands.
Rebecca Alford, a Ph.D. student in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She is an alumna of the 2012 Science Talent Search and 2011 and 2012 International Science and Engineering Fair.
Jennifer Barrett, the Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery at Virginia Tech. She is alumna of the 1987 Science Talent Search.