SSP, Intel, and the Pittsburgh Local Arrangements Committee invite middle and high schools (grades 6-12) from Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas to apply to participate in the Education Outreach program. This program is a hands-on, interactive day celebrating science held on Thursday, May 14 during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).
Dr. Carl Werner (ISEF 1977) graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in biology and is currently working as a physician specializing in emergency and family medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He also owns and operates a small audio/visual company specializing in the natural sciences. He performs independent research on evolution theory, focusing primarily on fossils and skeletons of ancient animals. He is currently writing his third book on evolution.
SSP celebrates Give to Science Day each year to secure support for our mission: to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. In the past three years, nearly 450 individual donors have helped us raise more than $18,000 during this 24-hour online fundraising effort.
Caleb and Cameron Kruse, alumni of SSP’s educational competitions, are traveling the country on an Ice Cream Exhibition designed to teach children about conservation. Caleb was an Intel STS 2010 semifinalist and Cameron was an Intel STS 2008 semifinalist and Intel ISEF 2007 finalist.
Alan Gordon, SSP's Data Operations Manager, recently wrote a blog post, "Data Therapy: 10 Tips to Optimize your Database Administrator," for the Nonprofit Technology Network.
Holly Jackson, 14, won the top award of $25,000 at the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS. Holly garnered the coveted Samueli Prize with a winning project that investigated the ancient art of sewing from an architectural point of view- she used shear forces as the stresses for testing her stitches and fabric.
On Tuesday, October 28, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS.
Holly Jackson, 14, of San Jose, Calif., won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize in honor of overall STEM excellence and for her study on the strength and best application of stitches in sewing.
On Monday, the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists continued working on team STEM challenges, including Let's Roll, which included building a roller coaster; Build a Better Building, designing a house that could withstand a hurricane simulated by a leafblower; Power to the People, designing and building wind generators; and It's a Blast, controlling the height of an Alka-Seltzer rocket.
The traditional science fair got flipped around this year at Broadcom MASTERS, as experts were the ones presenting their work to the finalists. Finalists had the chance to meet 12 professionals in the science and engineering fields, hear about their careers, and ask questions about their work.
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Finalists of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS participated in their first day of hands-on STEM challenges yesterday at Q?rius in the National Museum of Natural History.
Check out our photo blog of the challenges on Doing Science...