On August 19, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of 300 students as semifinalists in the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS - the nation's most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
The Martian Diaries has been named a finalist in the feature category of the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards.
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Chythanya Murali, or Chy, as she likes to be called, was a finalist in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS from Little Rock, Arkansas. Her project on better methods for cleaning up oil spills and her performance during a week-long series of hands-on challenges landed her a first place award in engineering - complete with a $3,500 prize to use toward a summer camp experience anywhere in the country.
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, SSP (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 SSP, 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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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.