David Letterman-style top ten lists, stickers and counterintuitive advice made for a lively visit to the National Institutes of Health during the Intel Science Talent Search finalists’ week in Washington, D.C. in March.
"I started as a young kid with a chemistry set, blowing stuff up," said NIH Director Francis Collins. He discussed the institute's history and goals.
Intel ISEF 2015 finalist Ritika Bharati is a Breakthrough Junior Challenge Breakthrough Prize finalist. She created a video to explain oncolytic virotherapy for the prize. In addition to being a young scientist, Ritika has a hobby of making science videos.
The Society caught up with Ritika after she became a Breakthrough Prize finalist.
"Science is often thought of as a lonely profession," observed Nobel Laureate and Westinghouse STS alum Walter Gilbert at the Society's first ever alumni conference. "But it's actually a very social thing. We feel a social involvement to develop things for the benefit of others and other scientists."
All three of Society for Science & the Public's science competitions — Intel Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS — received the National Association of Secondary School Principals' seal for 2016-2017.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed the Society's programs on the 2016-17 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students. The Society's science education programs have been included in the NASSP listing for the past several years.
Radio is very forgiving, and you'd be surprised to know just how much frantic effort took place behind the scenes when NPR's Robert Siegel interviewed two Society alumni about the 2016 White House Science Fai...
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is taking place May 8-13, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Intel ISEF Expo Hall is the only pre-college science fair that can offer your organization access to thousands of the world’s best and brightest young researchers.
Twenty-three Society for Science & the Public (Society) science fair alumni attended the sixth White House Science Fair on April 13. All 23 participated in at least one of the Society’s prestigious science education programs, which include the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS.