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We bet you probably didn't know that, according to the Department of Education, by the time young women go to college, only 3% of them will declare a major in engineering.
On Thursday, April 23, SSP President and CEO Maya Ajmera will join Broadcom Foundation's President and Executive Director, Paula Golden, in Irvine, California to discuss filling in the gaps of STEM education for young women at a "fireside chat" sponsored by the Broadcom Women's Network.
On Friday, April 3, the Culture Beaker blog, where science and culture mix, was added to the Science News blog network. It joins six other blogs currently available: Context, Growth Curve, Scicurious, Science Ticker, Wild Things, and Gory Details.
Editor's note introducing the blog:
Maria Elena Grimmett, the recipient of the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS 2012 Mathematics Award, used her award money to cover the expenses of a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage in twenty-two lectures and discussions with Cambridge faculty on topics as varied as Darwin and his era, Watson and Crick, Dickens’ Hard Times, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and Shelley’s Frankenstein.
In 1999, Natalia Toro became the youngest Intel Science Talent Search top winner. She was 14.
In conjunction with the White House Science Fair held earlier this week, SSP announced a commitment to launch a pilot SSP mini-grant program in 2015. This program will support under-served and socio-economically challenged students who have done scientific research by helping them to take the next step and submit their research for presentation and competition.
Alumni of the Society for Science & the Public have been honored with invitations to the White House Science Fair every year since its induction.
This year, President Obama spent time talking with Intel ISEF 2014 finalist Harry Paul, Intel ISEF 2013 finalist and Intel STS 2015 award winner Anvita Gupta, Intel STS 2015 semifinalist Ruchi Pandya, and Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist Nikhil Behari. He told all four students he was proud of them and hoped their research continued to help people in the future.
Eleven Society for Science & the Public (SSP) science fair alumni attended the fifth White House Science Fair today. All eleven students were participants in at least one of SSP’s prestigious science education programs, which include the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS.
Noah Golowich, Andrew Jin and Michael Hofmann Winer each received first-place awards of $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
Noah Golowich, 17, of Lexington, Mass. won the Medal of Distinction for Basic Research, for developing a proof in the area of Ramsey theory, a field of mathematics based on finding types of structure in large and complicated systems.
The 40 Intel Science Talent Search finalists spend a week in Washington, DC - meeting judges and other notable scientists and researchers, presenting their projects to the public, and much more. As we lead up to the announcement of the top winners tonight (Tuesday, March 10), take a look at some of their experiences in our photo blogs below: