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8:30am, August 13, 2014

Semifinalists of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS will be announced on Wednesday, September 3. The 300 semifinalists will be selected from a record number of applications this year—2,054 students!

8:30am, August 11, 2014

James “Jim” Mitchell was a finalist at the 1978 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Orange County, California.What was your experience being an International Science and Engineering Fair finalist like?

8:30am, August 6, 2014

GreatNonprofits has once again named Society for Science & the Public a Top-Rated Nonprofit. The leader in nonprofit reviews, GreatNonprofits, gives the award based on the quality of user reviews the nonprofit receives from the public. Reviews were written by alumni, parents of alumni, Science News subscribers, educators and others.

8:30am, August 4, 2014

Lillie Bryant, a 2012 SSP Fellow, is spending her summer making research fun and accessible to as many students as she can. With the knowledge and experiences her students have gained through her programs and previous science fair experiences, Bryant helps set her students up for success.  

9:19am, July 30, 2014

Intel ISEF was a whirlwind of events, presentations, press and awards. One month later, 12 students found themselves traveling in the name of science yet again. These young researchers won an all-expense-paid trip to visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and had the opportunity to share their passion with world-class scientists based there in Switzerland.

4:33pm, July 22, 2014

On June 23, twelve Intel ISEF CERN special award winners started their week filled with outings and educational challenges in the Swiss research haven. The students got to meet top CERN staff members and hear from lead researchers working in a variety of disciplines. The program took the students on visits to castles and chateaus, on walks around scenic lakes, and even included some mini-golf and swimming action.

“Tea is good, coffee is even better, but CERN is simply awesome,” said Michaela Brchnelova of Slovakia, a young supernova researcher.

5:01pm, July 15, 2014

My motto is to not so much teach science and engineering, but create scientists and engineers.  

This motto propelled Jeffrey Wehr, a science educator from rural Washington, to develop the Advanced STEM Research (ASR) Laboratory. ASR is a yearlong independent study within any scientific/engineering discipline at Odessa High School.

8:30am, July 11, 2014

Alexander Wissner-Gross, now a scientist and entrepreneur, won 10th place at the Intel Science Talent Search 1999 and multiple awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, including a Fourth Award in Computer Science at Intel ISEF 1997 and a Second

2:53pm, July 9, 2014

Broadcom MASTERS International is a companion program to the domestic Broadcom MASTERS that provides a unique opportunity to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for select middle school students from around the world. Delegates had the chance to travel to Los Angeles in May 2014.

1:52pm, July 8, 2014

Barnas “Barney” Monteith, an International Science and Engineering Fair finalist in 1992 and 1994 and Science Talent Search semifinalist, was recently part of a team effort that won awards in both the prototype and ideation categories of the Science Play and Research Kit (SPARK) competition.

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