This year, more than 1,700 finalists competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Finalists qualify for Intel ISEF by participating regional, state, or national fairs associated with Society for Science & the Public.
Makayla Gates came to Washington, DC for the first time in her life last year. She flew into the city for Broadcom MASTERS 2014, where she presented her project entitled Acoustic Levitation: The Wave of the Future.
It's been a whirlwind of a year for Makayla since Broadcom MASTERS. Read more on the Doing Science blog!
Alexandra Rojek, an Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2011 semifinalist, is currently an undergraduate at Harvard.
She co-founded the International Collegiate Science Journal (ICSJ) over the past year, with the help of several SSP alumni, including: Malone Locke, Intel ISEF 2007-2008; Abrar Choudhury, Intel STS 2012 semifinalist; Cissy Chen, Intel ISEF 2011; Carrie Sha, Intel STS 2013 semifinalist; and Joyce Kang, Intel STS 2014 finalist.
At SSP, we strive to create a supportive, engaging community for STEM enthusiasts by providing extraordinary opportunities for students and educational entertainment for the readers of our publications, Science News and Science News for Students.
We bet you probably didn't know that, according to the Department of Education, by the time young women go to college, only 3% of them will declare a major in engineering.
On Thursday, April 23, SSP President and CEO Maya Ajmera will join Broadcom Foundation's President and Executive Director, Paula Golden, in Irvine, California to discuss filling in the gaps of STEM education for young women at a "fireside chat" sponsored by the Broadcom Women's Network.
On Friday, April 3, the Culture Beaker blog, where science and culture mix, was added to the Science News blog network. It joins six other blogs currently available: Context, Growth Curve, Scicurious, Science Ticker, Wild Things, and Gory Details.
Editor's note introducing the blog:
Maria Elena Grimmett, the recipient of the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS 2012 Mathematics Award, used her award money to cover the expenses of a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage in twenty-two lectures and discussions with Cambridge faculty on topics as varied as Darwin and his era, Watson and Crick, Dickens’ Hard Times, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and Shelley’s Frankenstein.
In 1999, Natalia Toro became the youngest Intel Science Talent Search top winner. She was 14.
In conjunction with the White House Science Fair held earlier this week, SSP announced a commitment to launch a pilot SSP mini-grant program in 2015. This program will support under-served and socio-economically challenged students who have done scientific research by helping them to take the next step and submit their research for presentation and competition.