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8:30am, October 24, 2013
Have you been thinking about applying to The Future: Powered by Fiction? There is now less than one month left to get your science fiction story, essay, video, or comic submissions in! Don’t miss your chance to be one of 10 $1,000 winners! In addition to the cash prize, winners will also have their work published online. The contest is open to all individuals between the ages of 13-25.
9:30am, October 22, 2013

We hope you have had a chance to check out Science News’ new and improved website! Along with the new design we released earlier this month, our team has been hard at work creating new features for our loyal readers. One of these features is our expanded list of new blogs, including:

9:24am, October 18, 2013

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center participated as a Special Award Organization for the first time at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2013 this past May in Phoenix, AZ. Answers to the questions below were provided by Dr. Craig Peters, Pediatric Urologist and Chief, Surgical Technology and Translation, and Dr.

12:37pm, October 16, 2013
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, in collaboration with Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced the launch of a new competition focused on creating the equivalent of the chemistry set for the 21st Century.  The Science, Play and Research Kit competition, or SPARK, challenges participants to generate a new set of experiences and activities that encourage imagination and interest in science, bringing the spirit of the classic chemistry set to today’s children.  
1:25pm, October 11, 2013

Lillie Bryant, SSP 2012 Fellow, teaches at Reed Resource Center School in Shuqualak, Mississippi. In addition to her research program at the high school level, Lillie also recently hosted a science summer camp for younger students.

9:30am, October 10, 2013
SSP recently launched Eureka! Lab, a new science education blog for students, parents, and educators. Eureka! Lab is part of “Student Science,” a new part of the Society for Science & the Public’s website that includes information on our educational competitions, resources, and the recently renamed Science News for Students online publication. Why Eureka!Lab?
3:30pm, October 9, 2013

The 2013 Davidson Fellows traveled to Washington, DC for a recognition ceremony held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday, September 28. Out of the 20 students honored, 11 are alumni of one or more of SSP’s educational competitions.

9:05am, October 7, 2013

Betsy Arnold is a former International Science and Engineering Fair finalist, who served as a judge in the plant sciences category at this year’s Intel ISEF. In her day job, she is an Associate Professor in the School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona where she conducts research, teaches, and mentors students (including high school students.) 

9:17am, October 4, 2013

Alex Capecelatro won a 3rd Award in Materials and Bioengineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in 2006. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Alex went on to found At the Pool, a social networking site.

9:08am, October 2, 2013
It has been a busy summer at SSP, as we have worked to advance “SSP 2.0” – a broad new vision for the organization developed over the past two years and focused on improving how we fulfill our mission of advancing scientific knowledge.  Central to this vision is our new web presence, which better integrates our competitions and educational programming with our Science News family of publications.

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