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6:00am, April 10, 2016

Chris RoDee has judged Chemistry projects as a Grand Award Judge for Society for Science & the Public's Intel ISEF competition.

6:00am, April 8, 2016
Bethany Rosemore, Intel ISEF 2009, 2010, and 2012 finalist, dives in shark tanks and works to save penguins. Participating in science fairs sparked her interest in scientific research.Bethany was awarded a research and innovation grant from the University of Rochester to volunteer in South Africa. The grant is awarded to select students who want to explore interests beyond the classroom.Bethany is majoring in environmental science and has traveled to South Africa, the Galapagos Islands, Quito, and more places.
6:00am, April 7, 2016

Are you interested in helping to diversify STEM? Don't miss your chance to apply for an Advocate Grant. There's only one week left!

The Society's Advocate Grant program is designed to provide support to underrepresented and socioeconomically challenged students who have conducted scientific or engineering research projects, and encourage them to take the next step in the process by submitting their research to a scientific research competition.

6:00am, April 6, 2016
Austin McCoy, a Broadcom MASTERS 2013 finalist, developed a thermocycler machine for $100 — much cheaper than current models. This machine allows scientists to study DNA and identify diseases.
6:00am, April 5, 2016

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.

6:00am, April 3, 2016
Broadcom MASTERS International (BCMI) brings middle school students from across the world together to share their love of science. The program demonstrates that science is universal.Delegate Adam Barry, from Ireland, said BCMI was one of the best experiences that has happened to him in his life. The Society caught up with several BCMI delegates since the competition:

BCMI delegates are building school servers, creating games, and studying for upcoming exams.

7:00am, March 31, 2016

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.

6:00am, March 29, 2016

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.

6:00am, March 27, 2016
Jessika Baral recently received a Center for Talented Youth Cogito award. She'll work with mentors from Johns Hopkins University to solidify her ideas on a strip to accurately, quickly, and cheaply detect small cell lung cancer.Johns Hopkins established the CTY Cogito Research Awards in 2013 to enable middle and high school students to conduct research in STEM fields.
6:00am, March 25, 2016

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:

Why did you choose to become part of the Society’s advocate grant program?

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