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Joshua Zhou was one of the Intel ISEF 2015 finalists who won an opportunity to travel to China. He learned about sustainable development, spoke to peers in several Chinese schools and became "convinced of the power of our generation."
Here is Joshua's account of Intel ISEF and his trip to China.
I #Give2Science by creating a device to affordably detect sickle cell disease.- Kevin Cyr, Intel ISEF 2013 finalist
Kevin Lumney, a professor of organismal biology at Ohio State University, is sponsoring his local Ohio high school for the Society's Science News in High Schools program. Kevin is a long-time subscriber to the magazine and often assigns articles as reading material to his students.
Intel ISEF 1999 alumna Heidi Williams, now an economics professor at MIT, was named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. These "genius grants" are awarded to notable researchers.
Heidi's research focuses on data-heavy problems, including studies on whether or not intellectual property rights influence the pace of biomedical research, and how certain technologies affect health care outcomes and costs. The Society caught up with Heidi after her win.
On the evening of September 9, more than 100 alumni of the Science Talent Search (STS) gathered at Akamai Technologies in Boston for a reception celebrating STS and its past competitors. Guests passed the Network Operations Command Center, or “NOCC” for short, to arrive at the reception.
Intel ISEF 2014 alumna Nivatha Balendra recently discussed her biological research and journey into science at the TEDxMontrealWomen event in July. TED is a nonprofit organization focused on Ideas Worth Spreading, and TEDWomen focuses on the creations and change women are making.
Balendra, a freshman at McGill University, started researching the topic of her TEDx discussion, bacteria capable of degrading oil, in her Intel ISEF project.
Science is a family affair for the Dells. George (Fritz) Dell was a Science Talent Search finalist in 1949, and his daughter Kristi (Dell) Snell was a finalist in 1985. Kristi and her brother grew up watching their dad George conduct physics research at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, where their mother also worked. Kristi also interned in the lab's biology department while she was in high school.
The Society for Science & the Public invites you to explore our 2014 annual report (PDF), the first the Society has published. The report offers information about how we are working to bring together our publications and education programs in order to further our mission to inform, educate and inspire.
The Intel Foundation partnered with the China Adolescents for Science and Technology Organization to award six Intel ISEF finalists an 11-day trip to the Chinese cities of Beijing, Chengdu, and Hong Kong, including: Niklas Fauth, Sophia Korner, Kathy Liu, Diya Mathur, Raymond Wang, and Joshua Zhou.
These finalists attended the China Adolescent Science and Technology Innovation Contest, the largest national science competition in China. They also visited science educational institutes, research centers, middle schools, and universities in China.