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11:15am, August 31, 2015

This is a new weekly feature from our science inspiration blog, Eureka! Lab. Every week, science education writer Bethany Brookshire highlights a new science word, from allele to zoonosis. Each word has a definition and is used in a sentence to help you understand the meaning.

8:30am, August 30, 2015

The 2015 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists include an award-winning ballerina for the AVA Ballet Company, black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, an app creator, and an eighth-grade intern at a Yale computer science lab.

Broadcom MASTERS ribbons
9:14am, August 27, 2015

Fighting national crises and diagnosing critically ill patients- all in a summer's work for Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist Daniel Bruce. 

11:47am, August 19, 2015

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.

8:30am, August 17, 2015

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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4:30am, August 13, 2015

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.   

11:01am, August 12, 2015

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.

4:03pm, August 10, 2015

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.

8:30am, August 7, 2015

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:

8:45am, August 5, 2015

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.

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