There's less than a week left to help us reach our Kickstarter goal of $22,000 to fund the development of a Teacher Guide to accompany our new Science News in High Schools program. Per Kickstarter rules, if we don't reach our goal, we don't get any of the funds pledged. So if you've been thinking about donating, now is the time!
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. That’s how we know four-time Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) alum Reid D’Amico is a sane genius. He qualified for the world’s largest pre-college science competition every year for four years (Intel ISEF 2008-2011). He came back year after year to share his research with more peers, take home more prizes, and enjoy the experience once more (times four!)
Science News is releasing a special magazine issue (Vol. 188, No. 2, July 25, 2015) devoted to the study of time and our understanding of it in the physical, biological and mental worlds. This is one of three special issues planned for this year – a special issue on general relativity is planned for the October 17 issue and the magazine will have its annual Top 25 Stories of the Year in the December 26 issue.
A whopping grand total of 2,230 nominees applied for the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS! The 300 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) semifinalists will be announced on August 19.
Harshu Musunuri was an Intel ISEF 2015 finalist and Grand Award winner of the Innovation Exploration Award, an award that grants winners a free trip to the California Institute of Technology. Here’s what she has to say about the experience:
Sibling rivalries can step aside for this sibling success story. Brothers Shashank and Shishir Dholakia, from Santa Clara, CA, started as 2012 Broadcom MASTERS finalists in their middle school years and were proud to come home from this year’s Intel ISEF with a pocketful of award money and an all-expense paid trip to CERN.
We caught up with Shashank to hear about the brothers' mutual goals, hard work, and dedication to each other and their research.
Society for Science & the Public recently provided $2,500 to ProjectCSGIRLS to support their 2015-2016 program year and their goals of cultivating a love for technology and computer science in girls and encouraging them to pursue their interest and careers in these fields.
Unsuprisingly, our alumni take on the world. Sometimes, they're invited to take part in the World Science Festival as well.
On May 31, 2015, four SSP alumni presented their research at the Ultimate Science Street Fair in New York City.
Society for Science & the Public is seeking funding to create a Teacher Guide companion for our Science News magazine. In order to successfully produce this Guide, we need to raise $22,000 on Kickstarter by July 28.
Each year, as part of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, more than 3,000 local students and teachers visit the finalists from around the world, learn about their research and participate in the Education Outreach program.