Alexandra Witze, Contributing Correspondent, won a 2014 AIP Science Communications Award from the American Institute of Physics (AIP) for her article on magnetic dynamos. She will receive the prize in the Science Writing – Articles category for her essay "Spinning the Core," published in Science News.
From the AIP press release:
The 2014 Davidson Fellows traveled to Washington, DC for a recognition ceremony held on Friday, September 26. Out of the 20 students honored, 10 are alumni of one or more of SSP’s educational competitions.
Davidson Fellow scholarships are awarded to individuals 18 and under in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box categories.
Read more on our Doing Science blog!
River Grace was the top winner of the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS. We catch up with him one year later on our Doing Science blog to talk about what he is up to now and his advice for other young students interested in science.
"Broadcom MASTERS has had a very positive effect on my life. Simply being part of the process changed how I think and deepened my intellectual curiosity and desire to engage in science."
On September 17, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced the selection of 30 students as finalists in the fourth annual Broadcom MASTERS® – the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
Rebecca Bloomfield of Colorado Springs, Colorado won second place in Technology at the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS and a first award in Microbiology at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014.
Perry Alagappan from Houston, Texas won a Best of Category award and a trip to the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2014.
After months of hard work on his project, Harsha Uppili of Oregon qualified as an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2014 finalist, earning a trip to Los Angeles, but he never dreamed the competition would lead to another special experience. Uppili and two other finalists, Achal Fernando-Peiris of Ohio and Yousuf Soliman of California, won the Innovation Exploration Grand Award at Intel ISEF.
On September 3, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced the selection of 300 students as semifinalists in the fourth annual Broadcom MASTERS®– the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.