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June 2014 Enewsletter

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June 2014

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SSP Appoints Maya Ajmera CEO and Publisher

On June 12, H. Robert Horvitz, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Society for Science & the Public, announced the appointment of veteran nonprofit leader, author, and social entrepreneur Maya Ajmera as president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of the Science News family of media properties, effective July 31. Read More

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Thursday, June 19 is Do More 24 Fundraising Effort

SSP is participating in Do More 24, a 24-hour fundraising effort on Thursday, June 19. Do More 24 is a movement led by the United Way of the National Capital Region that brings together nonprofit organizations, companies, and people committed to making a difference. Help support science by donating on Thursday! Read More

Anne Merrill, Zarin Rahman, Henry Lin, and Brenna Wallin at the White House Science Fair. Credit: Caitlin Sullivan, SSP

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SSP Alums Attend the White House Science Fair

Eight Society for Science & the Public (SSP) science fair alumni attended the fourth White House Science Fair where President Obama honored winners of the nation’s top science competitions and viewed their award-winning projects.

All eight students were participants in at least one of SSP’s prestigious science education programs, including the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS. The students invited to participate were Eric Chen, 18, of San Diego, CA; Laura Herman, 18, of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Connor Klemenhagen, 18, of Dayton, MN; Henry Lin, 18, of Shreveport, LA; Anne Merrill, 17, of Old Greenwich, CT; Zarin Rahman, 17, of Brookings, SD; Elana Simon, 18, of New York, NY; and Brenna Wallin, 13, of Lexington, KY. Read More

 

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Intel STS & Broadcom MASTERS

Apply now for Intel STS and Broadcom MASTERS

Applications for both the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious competition for U.S. high school seniors, and the Broadcom MASTERS, for students in grades 6-8, are now open.

Applicants to the Broadcom MASTERS must have placed in the top 10% of projects and been nominated by their local science fair to be eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June 18 at 8 PM ET.

Applications to the Intel Science Talent Search must be submitted by Wednesday, November 12 at 8 PM ET. 

The mosquito Aedes aegypti spreads dengue fever in countries like Brazil. Credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wikimedia Commons

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