|This article on how climate scientists use elephant seals to understand deepwater heating is tagged in the oceanography unit. Credit: Lars Boehme|
Science News for Kids Links to the Classroom
The Society's award-winning Science News for Kids has launched a new tagging system for articles designed to make it easier for teachers to connect real-world articles with academic curricula. SSP has worked with science teachers to classify articles by subject matter, making it easy for teachers, parents and students to find relevant stories. Articles will continue to be catalogued in the future.
Visit SNK to learn more or search for articles by academic unit.
Broadcom MASTERS 2012 finalists work with Rozi Roufoogaran, Manager of Engineering at Broadcom Corporation, on programming "Snake" using Raspberry Pi. Credit: Patrick Thornton/SSP
Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Innovate with Raspberry Pi
After an intense week-long competition, 2012 Broadcom MASTERS finalists got to experience an Innovation Day leading up to the award ceremony. Part of the day included finalists working in teams to learn basic computer programming in order to improve the classic game, “Snake.”
Read more about the programming experience and about the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS Finals week on SSP's blog.
Two Distingushed Members
Appointed to SSP Board
The Society welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees.
Vivian Schiller isChief Digital Officer and Senior VP of Education at NBC News. She served as CEO of NPR, as well as Senior VP of NYTimes.com. Schiller was also the first general manager of Discovery Times Channel.
Paul Maddon was a finalist in the Society's 1977 ISEF and STS, and the founder of Progenics Pharmaceuticals. He is a M.D., Trustee at Columbia University, and co-founder of the Westchester (NY) Science and Engineering Fair.
Emerson Named Editor in Chief of Science News family of publications
The Society announced the appointment of Eva Emerson as editor in chief, and Matt Crenson as managing editor of the Science News family of publications.
These moves come as SSP begins to carry out a new digital strategy initiative aimed at broadening its audience for science-related news and information.
Science News Honored for Higgs Coverage
Science News won a 2012 Media Industry News Editorial & Design award for coverage of the Higgs discovery. The award recognizes excellence in content and design among consumer and business-to-business media brands.
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