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7:00am, March 7, 2016

Science communication is very important to Vincent O’Leary, a multi-year Intel ISEF finalist and 2013 Intel STS finalist. Vincent, in his third year out of five at Drexel University, studies geoscience and environmental science with a minor in mathematics.

7:00am, March 6, 2016

In fall of 2015, the National Museum of Education announced the inductees for its 20th year of the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors.

7:00am, March 4, 2016
The Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1962 competition opened "a whole new world of possibilities" for Judith and Leonard Gordy, who married in 2003.
10:34am, March 3, 2016

The Society is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Science Talent Search this month, March 2016!

You can meet the finalists at the 2016 STS Public Exhibition of Projects on Sunday, March 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. The top winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 15.

7:45am, March 2, 2016

In addition to Society for Science & the Public's three prestigious science education competitions, we also have many Affiliated Fairs throughout the country and the world. The Society wants to offer a chance for our members, alumni, and others to give back through volunteering or judging at local science fairs.

7:00am, February 29, 2016
Logan Pallin, an Intel ISEF 2008, 2009, and 2010 finalist, is a marine conservation biologist. At the end of December, Logan headed out for a four-month scientific research trip to Antarctica to study the effect of climate change on humpback whales.His research in Antarctica is included in the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research program, a National Science Foundation funded project. Logan and the rest of the team will remain at Palmer Station through April.
7:00am, February 28, 2016
Dieuwertje Kast, a previous Grand Awards Judge for Intel ISEF, was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the science sector.Dieuwertje strongly believes in encouraging young people in STEM and providing opportunities for low-income and underrepresented students.As for advice for those interested in science, Dieuwertje said to be your authentic self and follow your passions.
7:00am, February 24, 2016

You can now read your favorite science articles in e-book form. The first Science News e-book, “Dimensions of Time,” is available for purchase.

4:27pm, February 22, 2016

The 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. The program provides a $3,000 stipend to an individual (such as a teacher, counselor, or mentor) who agrees to serve as an advocate for a group of three to five underrepresented students.

2:00am, February 21, 2016

Society for Science & the Public alumni are successful not only in science competitions, but also want to share their love of STEM and encourage others to get involved. Throughout the year, we have been compiling advice from our alumni for those interested in science and math.

Here is a sample of advice from Society alumni:

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