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Please give a warm welcome to Eureka! Lab. A new science education blog from Science News for Students and the Society for Science & the Public, Eureka! Lab has articles and resources in science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM).

With posts for teachers, parents and young scientists alike, Eureka! Lab is a great place to find inspiration for tackling projects, discover groups to check out and hone a critical eye about the statements involving STEM themes. There are articles about students doing science, careers in STEM, and resources for those who want to learn more and find their own Eureka moments. Anyone 12 or older should be able to understand and enjoy this blog.

Check out Eureka! Lab and find out how you can make your Eureka moments come true. Read More

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Science News Wins Award from Folio

Laura Sanders recently won an Eddie Award for Best Single Article. “No New Meds” was featured in the February 23, 2013 issue of Science News. Science News was also a finalist for Best Online News Coverage and Best Full Issue. The Eddie and Ozzie Awards recognize editorial and design excellence in magazines. 

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SSP Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

This November, SSP received a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator for the fourth consecutive year. Rankings are based on an evaluation of fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. SSP is one of only 6% of charities to receive this top ranking for four or more consecutive years.

The staff of Society for Science & the Public would like to thank our many supporters: donors, volunteers, subscribing members, educators, parents, and alumni of our educational competitions for your support throughout 2013. We hope you will take the opportunity during this holiday season to make a year-end tax deductible donation. Your donation will help SSP inspire young scientists, encourage scientific discoveries, and engage the public about why science is vital to our common future. Read More


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Apply Now for SSP Competitions

The Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) Competition challenges participants to generate a new set of experiences and activities that encourage imagination and interest in science, bringing the spirit of the classic chemistry set to today’s children. Win up to $50,000 for submitting your idea or prototype for the next science kit. Application deadline: January 7, 2014

The Future: Powered by Fiction competition was extended to December 31, 2013. Enter for your chance to win one of ten $1,000 prizes for your science fiction story, essay, comic, or video that explores the kinds of futures we want to work toward together! 

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