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7:00am, April 27, 2016

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.

7:00am, April 26, 2016

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.

7:00am, April 25, 2016

"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."

6:00am, April 21, 2016

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.

6:00am, April 19, 2016
Meryl Natow, an Intel STS 2009 semifinalist, was recently named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in the social entrepreneurs sector. She is one of four Society alumni named to the list. She was always interested in recipes and baking. Meryl, with Laura D'Asaro and Rose Wang, created Six Foods to offer food made from crickets, which have three times more protein and 40 percent less fat than tortilla chips.
11:00am, April 18, 2016

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...

6:00am, April 17, 2016
ISEF 1994 finalist David Bray has held several science-related positions over the years. He's studied various majors, volunteered abroad, worked in IT, journalism, and at the Federal Communications Commission.David said the sciences are so broad that anyone can find a topic or particular field they enjoy.
6:00am, April 15, 2016

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.

3:20pm, April 14, 2016

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.

6:00am, April 12, 2016

For the fifth year in a row, Science News, which is published by the Society for Science & the Public, has been honored with D.C. Science Writers Association Newsbrief awards.

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