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8:45am, August 26, 2014

Julienne Sauer won a second place award in Science at Broadcom MASTERS 2013 and a scholarship from Arizona State University at Intel ISEF 2014. On our Doing Science blog, she tells us about her experiences competing in SSP educational competitions and her summer expedition to the American Prarie Reserve and Yellowstone National Park.

8:30am, August 20, 2014

Chuck Vukotich is the judging chair for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2015 being held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His role is to recruit, train, and supervise approximately 1,000 volunteer judges across all fields of science, math, technology, and engineering. These judges will interview more than 1,700 finalists in May 2015.

8:30am, August 18, 2014

Winning a special award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is a highlight for the high school students who pour their hearts into high-caliber research. For the winners of the all-expense paid summer trip to CERN, the experience was further validation that all their hard work and long hours were truly worth the incredible effort.

8:30am, August 13, 2014

Semifinalists of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS will be announced on Wednesday, September 3. The 300 semifinalists will be selected from a record number of applications this year—2,054 students!

8:30am, August 11, 2014

James “Jim” Mitchell was a finalist at the 1978 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Orange County, California.What was your experience being an International Science and Engineering Fair finalist like?

8:30am, August 6, 2014

GreatNonprofits has once again named Society for Science & the Public a Top-Rated Nonprofit. The leader in nonprofit reviews, GreatNonprofits, gives the award based on the quality of user reviews the nonprofit receives from the public. Reviews were written by alumni, parents of alumni, Science News subscribers, educators and others.

8:30am, August 4, 2014

Lillie Bryant, a 2012 SSP Fellow, is spending her summer making research fun and accessible to as many students as she can. With the knowledge and experiences her students have gained through her programs and previous science fair experiences, Bryant helps set her students up for success.  

9:19am, July 30, 2014

Intel ISEF was a whirlwind of events, presentations, press and awards. One month later, 12 students found themselves traveling in the name of science yet again. These young researchers won an all-expense-paid trip to visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and had the opportunity to share their passion with world-class scientists based there in Switzerland.

4:33pm, July 22, 2014

On June 23, twelve Intel ISEF CERN special award winners started their week filled with outings and educational challenges in the Swiss research haven. The students got to meet top CERN staff members and hear from lead researchers working in a variety of disciplines. The program took the students on visits to castles and chateaus, on walks around scenic lakes, and even included some mini-golf and swimming action.

“Tea is good, coffee is even better, but CERN is simply awesome,” said Michaela Brchnelova of Slovakia, a young supernova researcher.

5:01pm, July 15, 2014

My motto is to not so much teach science and engineering, but create scientists and engineers.  

This motto propelled Jeffrey Wehr, a science educator from rural Washington, to develop the Advanced STEM Research (ASR) Laboratory. ASR is a yearlong independent study within any scientific/engineering discipline at Odessa High School.

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