Chris RoDee has judged Chemistry projects as a Grand Award Judge for Society for Science & the Public's Intel ISEF competition.
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Every year, thousands of individuals contribute their time and energy to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair — as judges, interpreters, and event volunteers. Through generous donation of their own time, volunteers help the Society for Science & the Public inform, educate, and inspire.
Intel ISEF 2016 will be held May 8-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Judges require a Ph.D. or Bachelor's and/or Masters' degree with six years experience. Interpreters and volunteers do not require scientific training.
BCMI delegates are building school servers, creating games, and studying for upcoming exams.
Steven Eastaugh’s 1970 Westinghouse Science Talent Search (STS) class had far fewer female finalists than 2016, which was the first year to have more female than male finalists. “I’m proud this year is the first year there are more women than men [finalists],” said Eastaugh, who was this year’s Science Talent Institute Alumni Speaker on March 10.
Society for Science & the Public was one of the sponsors of the Georgetown Day School (GDS) STEM conference on Friday, March 4. The third annual conference calls attention to the inequality of gender and race in science, engineering, and mathematics fields. It focuses on recruiting and maintaining women and underrepresented groups in STEM. About 237 students from 27 schools and 37 teachers and STEM professionals attended the conference this year.
This year, Society Advocate Mark Vondracek is working with students at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. In 2014, Mark was a finalist in the Global Teacher Prize. Society for Science & the Public caught up with him and asked about his progress:
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