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.
Have you been following the coverage of our Broadcom MASTERS finalists as they spent the last week competing in Silicon Valley, California?
If not, here's a set of links to our photo blogs from throughout the week:
Twenty young scientists, mathematicians, creative writers, and musicians gathered in the rotunda of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. on September 29 for the fifteenth annual Davidson Fellows reception. The fellows received $10,000 to $50,000 scholarships from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Twelve of the recipients are Society for Science & the Public alumni. The three finalists who received $50,000 scholarships are all SSP alumni.
On October 6, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competition for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
Broadcom Foundation and SSP also announced first and second place winners in each of the STEM categories, Rising Stars, and a Team Award. In addition, students elected their class speaker, the first recipient of the Scott A. McGregor Leadership Award.
On Friday, October 2, the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists arrived in Santa Clara, California.
Check out additional photos from orientation and teambuilding on our Doing Science blog!
Don't miss your chance to meet the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists tomorrow (Saturday, October 3) during the Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase!
This event will be held from 1-4PM at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Finalists will be on hand to discuss their science and engineering projects with students, teachers, parents, scientists, engineers and members of the general public who share their enthusiasm for science and engineering during this free event.
In a few days, Broadcom Bear is hopping on a flight from Washington, DC to California for Society for Science and the Public’s 2015 Broadcom MASTERS competition! The top 30 young scientists and engineers from around the country will be arriving in Silicon Valley for a week-long experience that includes presenting their projects, hands-on team challenges, and visiting STEM institutions.