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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
"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."