July 2012, Issue 2 volume 8
IN THIS ISSUe: science news releases Special report on consciousness, ssp and intel receive macarthur foundation grant, and more
Consciousness: A Special Report from Science News
Think about thinking with this new app from the staff of Science News magazine.
In articles and essays, Science News neuroscience writer Laura Sanders and editor-in-chief Tom Siegfried tackle one of the most enduring questions in science: What is consciousness? They describe the latest progress in efforts to investigate and explain self-awareness, including details of new brain studies and the emergence of information theory–inspired conceptions of consciousness.
Grant Awarded to Develop Badges for SSP Educational Programs
Intel and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) won a joint grant for $150,000 from the fourth Digital Media and Learning Competition, held in conjunction with the Mozilla Foundation and supported by the MacArthur Foundation. The initiative will feature SSP’s premier high school science competitions, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) and the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), which reward independent scientific and engineering research. This 12-month grant will enable the development of badge systems to improve academic achievement, economic opportunity, civic engagement, and opportunities for lifelong learning.
Read more about the Badges.
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Broadcom MASTERS 2011 Finalist Advises Peers, "Science isn't geeky. Science isn't nerdy. Science is the future."
I-Chun Lin from Plano, Texas won 3rd place at the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science & the Public. She advises middle school students interested in science not to be afraid to explore their passions. Broadcom MASTERS is the national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for sixth to eighth grade students in the United States. Broadcom MASTERS 2012 finalists will be announced in August.
Click here to read I-Chun Lin's blog.
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