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9:51am, April 24, 2014

Teaching a class of exceptional high school research students is a unique experience. A successful teacher is there to guide, not control, their students’ scientific creativity. We asked John Trimble, a teacher at Corona del Sol High School in Arizona for some insight on how he navigates the world of teaching high-achieving science students. Trimble is a helpful resource for his students, many of whom have entered and competed in the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS).

1:43pm, April 18, 2014

August Steigmeyer, currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Conservation Ecology at the University of Michigan, is an alumnus of Intel ISEF 2007, Intel ISEF 2008, and the 2001 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. Steigmeyer competed in 13 years of science fairs, culminating in his two years at Intel ISEF. In 2008, he won a Fourth Award in Environmental Sciences.

11:08am, April 11, 2014

Science News continues to be recognized for its excellence in science journalism. Hard on the heels of having won FOLIO Magazine’s 2013 Eddie award for Best Single Article, Science News swept the awards of the DC Science Writers Association’s Newsbrief competition.

7:08am, April 8, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the winners of the Science, Play, and Research Kit (SPARK) competition.

9:29am, April 4, 2014

Chris Gould is the Judging Chair of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014, being held May 11-16 in Los Angeles, CA. Judges, volunteers, and interpreters are still needed to support the fair.

11:53am, March 28, 2014

The Victor Grifols Foundation will offer a Special Award for the first time at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in May 2014. Answers were provided by the Victor Grifols Foundation.

8:45am, March 25, 2014

Chase Lewis, now a high school student in Chapel Hill, NC, won the first place award in Engineering at the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars). Read about his experience at Broadcom MASTERS and what he’s been up to since then on our Doing Science blog.

8:45am, March 18, 2014

Carolin Lachner from Loerrach, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany won a Second Award in Physics and Astronomy at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012. Carolin, now studying electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, is also now handling communication affairs for the recently formed European Intel ISEF Alumni Network.

9:01pm, March 11, 2014

Eric S. Chen, 17, of San Diego, California won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for his research of potential new drugs to treat influenza on Tuesday, March 11. Winners were announced at a black-tie gala following the conclusion of the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

2:59pm, March 11, 2014

On Monday, March 10, the 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search got a chance to turn the tables on Intel employees, who were presenting their work and answering finalists’ questions.  Participating Intel employees included:

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