I #Give2Science by showing my high school students that science has applications far beyond the classroom - Kathryn Hedges, SSP Fellow
SSP is compiling photographs of how members of our community give back to science, whether that’s by teaching, doing research, performing experiments, inventing new things, participating in or supporting science fairs, mentoring young scientists, or even just looking at the world with a scientific gaze.
Science News took home awards in five categories at the 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards, which honor editorial and design excellence in the print and digital magazine industry. The awards were presented at a ceremony in New York City on December 11.
Raul Diaz (ISEF 1981, 1982, 1983) was a Vice President and Elkton, VA Plant Manager for Merck and Co. where he received positive attention in the community for creating novel partnerships between Merck and the University of Virginia’s Department of Chemical Engineering.
Paula Golden, President and Executive Director of Broadcom Foundation and Director of Broadcom Corporation Community Affairs, was recently featured in a Huffington Post blog speaking about collaboration and the impact it has on women pursuing careers in STEM fields.
SSP staff recently packaged and mailed out the Regional Award packets for each SSP-affiliated science fair, both domestic and international. These packets include certificates, medals, or other recognition provided by Regional Award Organizations (RAOs). These materials, along with the criteria each organization wants used in selecting award recipients, are distributed to the more than 460 regional, state, and national science fairs around the world affiliated with SSP.
This year’s participating regional award organizations include:
Holly Jackson won the top award at the Broadcom MASTERS in October 2014, both for her project exploring the relative strength and compatibility of threads and fabrics, and for her overall STEM excellence and leadership shown throughout a series of hands-on challenges.
SSP is participating for the third year in #GivingTuesday, a one-day fundraising effort held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The concept behind #GivingTuesday is to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season. This year, #GivingTuesday will be held on Tuesday, December 2.
David Soto-Pantoja was an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) finalist in 1998. He recently participated in a “reverse science fair” during our Broadcom MASTERS competition, and is planning to be a Grand Award judge at Intel ISEF 2015 in Pittsburgh this May.