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February 2014 SSP Enewsletter

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February 2014

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Intel Science Talent Search

Intel STS Finalists Travel to Washington, DC in March

The 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search, the premier national science research competition for high school seniors, were announced on Wednesday, January 22. Finalists come from 33 schools in 14 states and represent the country’s best and brightest young scientists. Finalists will attend the Intel Science Talent Institute from March 6-12 in Washington, DC to compete for $630,000 in awards. Top winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 11.

The public is invited to meet the finalists at the Intel STS Public Exhibition of Projects on Sunday, March 9 at the National Geographic Museum. From 1-4PM, finalists will display, present, and answer questions about their projects. Read More

Intel ISEF

Volunteer for Intel ISEF 2014

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair would not be possible without volunteers like you! We need more than 1,000 judges, 500 general volunteers, and 200 interpreters in multiple languages in order to make this event successful. This year’s event will be held in Los Angeles, CA. Volunteer opportunities will begin as early as Thursday, May 8 and the need will vary by day through Friday, May 16. Read More

 

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Opportunities for SSP Alumni and Members

Alumni of SSP educational competitions are invited to apply for the following external opportunities:

Tech Awards- The Tech Awards honor science and technology innovators in five categories: Environment, Education, Young Innovator (only open to individuals under age 27), Health, and Economic Development. Tech Awards laureates are invited to Silicon Valley, where they are given access to resources and mentoring. They also receive cash prizes of up to $75,000. Applications are due by May 6, 2014.

Summer Science Program- The Summer Science Program is seeking innovative, college-level curricula to expand its residential program for motivated and gifted high school students. Authors of two selected curricula will each be awarded the $2,000 Curriculum Prize and additional funding to test and launch their curricula. Proposal summaries are due by May 31, 2014. 

A new study suggests that receiving an electrical shock to the brain shortly after recalling a troubling event can help a person forget many of the upsetting details. Credit: wildpixel/iStockphoto

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Broadcom MASTERS

Broadcom MASTERS Application Open to Nominees

Nominees to the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS must complete their application by June 18, 2014. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be in the 6th-8th grade and finish in the top 10% in their local or regional SSP-affiliated science fair. Nominees should receive instructions on how to apply from their fair. Read More

 
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