Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the new title sponsor of the Science Talent Search. Selected through a competitive process that garnered interest from the nation’s leading companies and philanthropists, Regeneron will become only the third sponsor in 75 years of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition.
When David Mackay, Chief Astronaut Test Pilot with Virgin Galactic, asked how many people in the audience would want to go to space if it was affordable, commercialized, and safe, everyone raised their hands.
At the So, You Want to Be an Astronaut? symposia at Intel ISEF, this writer and everyone in attendance was ready to sign up.
Mackay attended the French test pilot school EPNER and became a military test pilot. He's flown in several aircrafts, including a historic one from 1910. Now he works as a test pilot for a private commercial space line.
Science fairs and competitions — they’re a gateway to higher education and STEM careers.
But that gateway isn’t always open to countless low-income and underserved minority students who don’t even know science fairs exist — students like one Washington, D.C., public high school senior whom Victor Hall met earlier this year.
Eureka! Lab, one of the Society for Science & the Public's blogs dedicated to communicating science to students, is seeking funding to create a free video series to bring real experiments to life. This resource will provide the spark to get students exploring the world around them and asking and answering questions through experiments.
Thirty-one Advocates were selected out of 240 applications to be included in the 2016-2017 Advocate Grant Program. Advocates receive a stipend of $3,000 to guide 3-5 underrepresented students in conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications for scientific competitions.
The Society received 240 applications from 45 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
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On May 12, Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced the winners of the Special Award Organization prizes at Intel ISEF 2016. Special award organizations are corporations, government agencies, universities, or nonprofits who sponsor awards for finalists at Intel ISEF.
Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.
How many chances are you given to ask questions of a Nobel Prize and science award-winners? At the Excellence in Science and Technology panel on Tuesday, the Intel ISEF 2016 finalists were given that opportunity.
The esteemed panel included: J. Michael Bishop, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1989; Martin Chalfie, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008; Elissa Hallem, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2012; and Cato Laurencin, who won the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2016.