Society for Science & the Public was one of the sponsors of the Georgetown Day School (GDS) STEM conference on Friday, March 4. The third annual conference calls attention to the inequality of gender and race in science, engineering, and mathematics fields. It focuses on recruiting and maintaining women and underrepresented groups in STEM. About 237 students from 27 schools and 37 teachers and STEM professionals attended the conference this year.
This year, Society Advocate Mark Vondracek is working with students at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. In 2014, Mark was a finalist in the Global Teacher Prize. Society for Science & the Public caught up with him and asked about his progress:
Why did you choose to become part of the Society’s advocate grant program?
Brian Gray served as a Grand Award Judge at Intel ISEF 2014. Brian was Director of Community Engagement at Harvey Mudd College, where he served as a staff advisor for Science Bus , a student-run organization that writes and teaches weekly hands-on science lessons at local schools. He is now Director of Tutoring at Columbia University.
America’s future scientists, engineers and inventors were celebrated on March 15 in the nation’s capital, receiving more than $1 million in awards from Intel Corporation. These promising high school students are the winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society), and the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science and math competition, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this month.
On Sunday, March 13, the 40 Intel STS 2016 finalists presented their projects to the public at the National Geographic Society. Over 530 members of the public attended to learn more about science and the research the finalists are working on.
Groups of Society alumni from all three competitions — Westinghouse and Intel STS, Intel ISEF, and Broadcom MASTERS — mingled and met at the STS 2016 Alumni Reception at the National Geographic Society on March 13. The reception was held immediately before the STS Public Exhibition of Projects.
Society for Science & the Public and Intel invite the public to join Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2016 finalists as they present their research TODAY (Sunday, March 13) from 1-4 p.m. at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.
On March 4, three Science News writers rushed to answer as many questions as they could during the Society's fourth Reddit AMA. The Ask Me Anything Q&A session, hosted in Reddit's science community, focused on mosquitos, Zika, malaria, and chikungunya.