She ran around at age six "with rocks in my pockets," pretending to be a paleontologist.
Her high school biology teacher told her mother "it would be a waste" if she didn’t go into science as a career. (But she’d already decided to do that, anyway).
While exploring the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, several young scientists were intrigued by biomimicry — observing and emulating nature’s adaptations to address and solve human obstacles.
Dedrain Davis was such a good intern, we extended her time with the Society for Science & the Public. For several months, she's been working with the marketing team, cooking up media relations plans, and putting them into action.
Dedrain is currently pursuing a Master's in public relations and corporate communications at Georgetown University. She plans to complete her coursework in December 2017 and graduate in May 2017.
He came in a rising senior in high school not knowing what journalism was. And is leaving a Science News internship to maybe, one day, be a science journalist.
Read below to hear about Alex’s experiences interning with Science News.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT SCIENCE NEWS: I’ve always been interested in writing and science. So I figured science journalism would be a nice way to combine the two.
Get up and walk across the room. Some people don't even think about the task. But 14-year-old Charlie Hall learned not to take mobility for granted.
Mobility assistive technology
Charlie, a middle school student from Wales, United Kingdom, designed a sensor guidance system for wheelchairs after seeing a myriad of mobility issues two of his school teachers face every day.
Not everyone gets to be called an academic rockstar by none other than President Obama. For Laurie Rumker, it's a typical compliment.
Brittany Wenger combined medical research and computer science to create a cloud-based service that helps doctors diagnose breast cancer.
Ben Hylak creates robots of the future, ones that can help nurses provide care. His robots use artificial intelligence, include video chat capabilities, ask patients how they're feeling, and communicate data back to doctors.
Science moves through thousands of different studies, each taking a different angle on the big questions facing us. Who can keep track of it all?
Sewing old and young mice together. Killing crabby zombie cells (but not all of them). A biotech CEO who becomes a guinea pig for her company’s anti-aging gene therapy. And the amazingly long lifespan of ... squirrels.