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2:20pm, November 21, 2014

Society for Science & the Public joins the scientific community in mourning the recent passing of Robert Fri, a member of the SSP Board of Trustees from 1989-2010.

9:44am, November 19, 2014

Thank you for your support!

Society for Science & the Public hosted Give to Science Day, our annual 24-hour fundraising effort, on Sunday, November 9. We wanted to thank you, our supporters, for your generosity. You donated a total of $10,010, more than 150% of our goal amount!

Donations to the Society allow us to continue pursuing our mission: to inform, educate, and inspire the public about science and all it has to offer. They help us:

10:49am, November 18, 2014

The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, will offer three new top awards of $150,000 in 2015.

Overall awards for the Intel Science Talent Search 2015 will total $1,612,500; following an increase of $382,000 in awards from 2014.

8:45am, November 14, 2014

Benjamin Frison (Intel ISEF 2003, 2004, & 2005) currently works as an Engineer in the Department of Transit Infrastructure and Engineering Services at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Prior to his current position, he worked as a Systems Engineer at Gryphon Technologies, working primarily on researching and testing improvements to military-class marine vessels. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Westgate Scholar.

8:30am, November 12, 2014

SSP, Intel, and the Pittsburgh Local Arrangements Committee invite middle and high schools (grades 6-12) from Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas to apply to participate in the Education Outreach program. This program is a hands-on, interactive day celebrating science held on Thursday, May 14 during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

students visiting a finalist's project
8:45am, November 10, 2014

Dr. Carl Werner (ISEF 1977) graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in biology and is currently working as a physician specializing in emergency and family medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He also owns and operates a small audio/visual company specializing in the natural sciences. He performs independent research on evolution theory, focusing primarily on fossils and skeletons of ancient animals. He is currently writing his third book on evolution.

7:00am, November 7, 2014

SSP celebrates Give to Science Day each year to secure support for our mission: to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. In the past three years, nearly 450 individual donors have helped us raise more than $18,000 during this 24-hour online fundraising effort.

1:42pm, November 3, 2014

Caleb and Cameron Kruse, alumni of SSP’s educational competitions, are traveling the country on an Ice Cream Exhibition designed to teach children about conservation. Caleb was an Intel STS 2010 semifinalist and Cameron was an Intel STS 2008 semifinalist and Intel ISEF 2007 finalist.

9:39am, October 31, 2014

Alan Gordon, SSP's Data Operations Manager, recently wrote a blog post, "Data Therapy: 10 Tips to Optimize your Database Administrator," for the Nonprofit Technology Network.

2:01pm, October 29, 2014

Holly Jackson, 14, won the top award of $25,000 at the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS. Holly garnered the coveted Samueli Prize with a winning project that investigated the ancient art of sewing from an architectural point of view- she used shear forces as the stresses for testing her stitches and fabric.

Holly Jackson holding award

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