What sparked your interest in science, technology, engineering, or math as a child? What types of science-based toys or kits do you wish you or your children had access to today?
Rebecca Grella, a 2012 SSP Fellow, teaches scientific research at Brentwood High School in Brentwood, New York. Prior to her becoming a SSP Fellow, Grella’s student, Samantha Garvey, who was homeless at the time, was selected as an Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist.
GoDaddy is one of approximately 70 organizations that offered Special Awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in 2013. Special Award organizations select their own judges and criteria for determining winners. Intel ISEF 2013 was the first time GoDaddy sponsored awards at Intel ISEF.
Benjamin Hylak won 2nd place in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS and his science fiction story, “Bread,” was recently featured in a Tomorrow Project anthology. Have your own science fiction ideas? Individuals worldwide between 13-25 can enter The Future: Powered by Fiction through December 31, 2013.
Anne Artz, a 2010 SSP Fellow, is on leave from her teaching duties in Advanced Biology, AP Biology, and AP Environmental Science at the Pruess School, located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego this year as she serves as an Albert Einstein Fellow representing and promoting STEM education. Below she provides an update on what research students at her school are now working on- raising sea bass to be released into the wild.
This November, SSP received a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator for the fourth consecutive year. Rankings are based on an evaluation of fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. SSP is one of only 6% of charities to receive this top ranking for four or more consecutive years.
swivet, a web series featuring fictional high school students confronting everyday issues while using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts, filmed Broadcom MASTERS finalists interacting with their characters this September in Washington, DC. The episode will be aired in Spring 2014 as part of Season 2. Answers were provided by Scott May, Executive Director, ICPD and Executive Producer, swivet.