SSP staff recently packaged and mailed out the Regional Award packets for each SSP-affiliated science fair, both domestic and international. These packets include certificates, medals, or other recognition provided by Regional Award Organizations (RAOs). These materials, along with the criteria each organization wants used in selecting award recipients, are distributed to the more than 460 regional, state, and national science fairs around the world affiliated with SSP.
This year’s participating regional award organizations include:
Holly Jackson won the top award at the Broadcom MASTERS in October 2014, both for her project exploring the relative strength and compatibility of threads and fabrics, and for her overall STEM excellence and leadership shown throughout a series of hands-on challenges.
SSP is participating for the third year in #GivingTuesday, a one-day fundraising effort held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The concept behind #GivingTuesday is to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season. This year, #GivingTuesday will be held on Tuesday, December 2.
David Soto-Pantoja was an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) finalist in 1998. He recently participated in a “reverse science fair” during our Broadcom MASTERS competition, and is planning to be a Grand Award judge at Intel ISEF 2015 in Pittsburgh this May.
Society for Science & the Public joins the scientific community in mourning the recent passing of Robert Fri, a member of the SSP Board of Trustees from 1989-2010.
Thank you for your support!
Society for Science & the Public hosted Give to Science Day, our annual 24-hour fundraising effort, on Sunday, November 9. We wanted to thank you, our supporters, for your generosity. You donated a total of $10,010, more than 150% of our goal amount!
Donations to the Society allow us to continue pursuing our mission: to inform, educate, and inspire the public about science and all it has to offer. They help us:
The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, will offer three new top awards of $150,000 in 2015.
Overall awards for the Intel Science Talent Search 2015 will total $1,612,500; following an increase of $382,000 in awards from 2014.
Benjamin Frison (Intel ISEF 2003, 2004, & 2005) currently works as an Engineer in the Department of Transit Infrastructure and Engineering Services at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Prior to his current position, he worked as a Systems Engineer at Gryphon Technologies, working primarily on researching and testing improvements to military-class marine vessels. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Westgate Scholar.
SSP, Intel, and the Pittsburgh Local Arrangements Committee invite middle and high schools (grades 6-12) from Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas to apply to participate in the Education Outreach program. This program is a hands-on, interactive day celebrating science held on Thursday, May 14 during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).
Dr. Carl Werner (ISEF 1977) graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in biology and is currently working as a physician specializing in emergency and family medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He also owns and operates a small audio/visual company specializing in the natural sciences. He performs independent research on evolution theory, focusing primarily on fossils and skeletons of ancient animals. He is currently writing his third book on evolution.