Society for Science & the Public's vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire. Since 1921, the Society (formerly known as Science Service) has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through its award-winning publications and world-class science education competitions.
Science News physics writer Andrew Grant won the American Institute of Physics’ 2015 prize in the Science Writing — Articles category for “The mysterious boundary," his feature about what happens at the entrance to a black hole.
At the Society, we strive to work hard and serve a global community of young researchers and science education enthusiasts. Our hard work has been noted, again, by GreatNonprofits, with an award naming us a Top Rated Nonprofit for 2015.
Students, finalists, educators, subscribing members, and volunteers alike wrote glowing reviews, sharing their experiences with our organization.
Here's what some reviewers had to say:
Anyone can look around and spot a problem. It takes courage and gumption to use that realization to spark a change. Intel STS 2015 semifinalist Pooja Chandrashekar did just that. While still in high school, she launched ProjectCSGIRLS, a national nonprofit organization that aims to teach and inspire middle school girls to go into tech fields.
Society for Science & the Public (SSP) has reached an agreement with one of the top publishing houses in China to publish Chinese-language translations of collected works from Science News magazine for sale in mainland China.
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Our successful Kickstarter campaign raised $35,751 from 331 supporters, including funds submitted online through Kickstarter and checks – one for $10,000 – received directly at the Society’s offices.
By Carolyn Carson, Alumni Coordinator for Society for Science & the Public
Before I became SSP’s Alumni Coordinator, I studied history at Georgetown University. Even now, there’s still something about old, dusty files full of correspondence or ephemera that makes me feel all warm and tingly.
Which is why I was so thrilled to receive this scrapbook in the mail.
Society for Science & the Public received a $100,000 funding commitment from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in June to support the SSP Advocate Grant program. This matches the Society’s previous $100,000 funding commitment, which was designated to cover the costs of the pilot project.
There's less than a week left to help us reach our Kickstarter goal of $22,000 to fund the development of a Teacher Guide to accompany our new Science News in High Schools program. Per Kickstarter rules, if we don't reach our goal, we don't get any of the funds pledged. So if you've been thinking about donating, now is the time!