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7:00am, February 18, 2016

Meghan Shea, a 2011 Intel ISEF finalist and 2013 Intel STS finalist, is a junior Environmental Systems Engineering major at Stanford University. Since entering college, she has been conducting more field work. She has traveled from Tanzania to Tahiti to islands in Oceania to conduct research.

7:00am, February 14, 2016

"The most enjoyable part was drawing the cartoons and animating them with software. It was a time-consuming process, but I am in love with art as much as I am with science, so it was fun to do. The most challenging part of explaining a complex idea like phantom limb syndrome to a young audience was thinking about the right way to break the concept into digestible morsels of information — and without boring the audience! I ended up starting from the basics of somatosensation and worked my way into somatotopic organization and finally synaptic plasticity."

7:00am, February 13, 2016

"Let your innovations come to life and love what you do. Remember to never give up and always keep at your goals; you will surely get the fruit of your hard work and perseverance."Sriyaa Suresh, Broadcom MASTERS 2015 finalist

The Society is compiling photographs that show how passionate our students, members and alumni are about science. 

10:00am, February 12, 2016

The Society was saddened to hear about the passing of one of our alumni recently:

David Wichs, 38, a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1995 semifinalist, was struck and killed by a collapsing construction crane in New York City on February 5. Three other people were injured by debris from the accident.

7:00am, February 12, 2016

"I participated in science fairs throughout middle school and loved the experience of presenting ideas and getting to meet experts in the fields as well as like-minded individuals with similar goals."Aditya Jain, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist

The Society is compiling photographs that show how passionate our students, members and alumni are about science. 

2:00pm, February 11, 2016

Help us celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Science Talent Search!

Society for Science & the Public and Intel invite the public to join Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2016 finalists as they present their research on Sunday, March 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

7:00am, February 11, 2016

"You don’t have to be a science geek to be interested in science. Whether you are an artist or athlete, a love for science is surely still embedded in you, and it is up for you to find it. Make sure you help others find it too!"Elson Galang, Intel ISEF 2012 finalist

The Society is compiling photographs that show how passionate our students, members and alumni are about science. 

1:27pm, February 10, 2016

Society for Science & the Public received a $94,928 grant from The Lemelson Foundation to expand innovation and invention initiatives aimed primarily at middle school students. This funding will support the development of an 18-article series, published in Science News for Students (SNS), each year from 2016 through 2018. Focusing on innovation and invention, this series is designed to further inspire young minds to impact the world through science and engineering.

12:51pm, February 9, 2016

"Choosing to do a science fair project is a risk. You pour hundreds of hours into a project that may or may not culminate in recognition. You pour your heart and soul into it; you work, you sacrifice. While my friends are holding jobs, attending social events, and relaxing the summer away, I’m in the lab every day. And I love it."Rebecca Bloomfield, Broadcom MASTERS 2013 and Intel ISEF 2014 finalist

7:00am, February 3, 2016

Society for Science & the Public held its first-ever end of the year campaign in 2016. Society staff members raised a total of $3,500, which allowed us to bring the Science News in High Schools program to seven schools in the Washington, DC area, including: Ballou High School, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC), Eastern High School, H.D. Woodson Senior High School, McKinley Technology High School, and Wilson High School.

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