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9:32am, August 3, 2015

Society for Science & the Public (SSP) has reached an agreement with one of the top publishing houses in China to publish Chinese-language translations of collected works from Science News magazine for sale in mainland China.

8:30am, July 31, 2015

Thank you for your support!

Our successful Kickstarter campaign raised $35,751 from 331 supporters, including funds submitted online through Kickstarter and checks – one for $10,000 – received directly at the Society’s offices.

8:45am, July 29, 2015

By Carolyn Carson, Alumni Coordinator for Society for Science & the Public

Before I became SSP’s Alumni Coordinator, I studied history at Georgetown University. Even now, there’s still something about old, dusty files full of correspondence or ephemera that makes me feel all warm and tingly.

Which is why I was so thrilled to receive this scrapbook in the mail.

8:30am, July 27, 2015

Society for Science & the Public received a $100,000 funding commitment from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in June to support the SSP Advocate Grant program. This matches the Society’s previous $100,000 funding commitment, which was designated to cover the costs of the pilot project.

10:09am, July 24, 2015

Are you an alumnus of one or more of SSP's educational compeitions (Intel Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, or Broadcom MASTERS) who will be attending college as a freshman this fall?

Even though you have graduated from high school, you’re still an important member of SSP’s community, and we hope you will continue to be involved in the Society.

9:41am, July 22, 2015

There's less than a week left to help us reach our Kickstarter goal of $22,000 to fund the development of a Teacher Guide to accompany our new Science News in High Schools program. Per Kickstarter rules, if we don't reach our goal, we don't get any of the funds pledged. So if you've been thinking about donating, now is the time!

9:05am, July 16, 2015

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. That’s how we know four-time Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) alum Reid D’Amico is a sane genius. He qualified for the world’s largest pre-college science competition every year for four years (Intel ISEF 2008-2011). He came back year after year to share his research with more peers, take home more prizes, and enjoy the experience once more (times four!)

11:25am, July 15, 2015

Science News is releasing a special magazine issue (Vol. 188, No. 2, July 25, 2015) devoted to the study of time and our understanding of it in the physical, biological and mental worlds. This is one of three special issues planned for this year – a special issue on general relativity is planned for the October 17 issue and the magazine will have its annual Top 25 Stories of the Year in the December 26 issue.

5:00am, July 13, 2015

A whopping grand total of 2,230 nominees applied for the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS! The 300 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) semifinalists will be announced on August 19.

Click here to learn about this year’s spectacular round-up of applicants!

4:45am, July 8, 2015

Harshu Musunuri was an Intel ISEF 2015 finalist and Grand Award winner of the Innovation Exploration Award, an award that grants winners a free trip to the California Institute of Technology. Here’s what she has to say about the experience:

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