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I #Give2science by researching the effect of patent policies and technology on medical research and health care.- Heidi Williams, Intel ISEF 1999 alumna, recently named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow
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Science News is honoring the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity this November with a special issue centered on that theme. The feature package, published in the October 17 issue of Science News, as well as select stories from our archives are available free of charge on our website.
Joshua Zhou was one of the Intel ISEF 2015 finalists who won an opportunity to travel to China. He learned about sustainable development, spoke to peers in several Chinese schools and became "convinced of the power of our generation."
Here is Joshua's account of Intel ISEF and his trip to China.
I #Give2Science by creating a device to affordably detect sickle cell disease.- Kevin Cyr, Intel ISEF 2013 finalist
Kevin Lumney, a professor of organismal biology at Ohio State University, is sponsoring his local Ohio high school for the Society's Science News in High Schools program. Kevin is a long-time subscriber to the magazine and often assigns articles as reading material to his students.
Intel ISEF 1999 alumna Heidi Williams, now an economics professor at MIT, was named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. These "genius grants" are awarded to notable researchers.
Heidi's research focuses on data-heavy problems, including studies on whether or not intellectual property rights influence the pace of biomedical research, and how certain technologies affect health care outcomes and costs. The Society caught up with Heidi after her win.
On the evening of September 9, more than 100 alumni of the Science Talent Search (STS) gathered at Akamai Technologies in Boston for a reception celebrating STS and its past competitors. Guests passed the Network Operations Command Center, or “NOCC” for short, to arrive at the reception.
Intel ISEF 2014 alumna Nivatha Balendra recently discussed her biological research and journey into science at the TEDxMontrealWomen event in July. TED is a nonprofit organization focused on Ideas Worth Spreading, and TEDWomen focuses on the creations and change women are making.
Balendra, a freshman at McGill University, started researching the topic of her TEDx discussion, bacteria capable of degrading oil, in her Intel ISEF project.