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Meet the Broadcom MASTERS 2011 Finalists in DC
Broadcom MASTERS finalists, top middle school science fair students from across the nation, will exhibit their science fair projects at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 1 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. SSP encourages students, teachers, parents, scientists, engineers, and members of the general public who share an enthusiasm for science and engineering to attend. Learn more about the Broadcom MASTERS and Public Day.
|SSP Fellow Valdine Mclean|
SSP Fellow Valdine McLean Develops Collaboration with Students and Farmers
Valdine McLean, selected from a national pool of entrants as an SSP Fellow in 2009, recently established the Great Basin Coop Testing Laboratory. The nonprofit laboratory will serve as a community and education resource to residents of Northern Nevada. Read more.SSP Fellowship | Current SSP Fellows
|Todd Rider (STS 1986; ISEF 1983, 84, 85, 86)|
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|These two mice are genetically identical and exactly the same age. Each mouse’s mother received a different, specialized diet, which switched on or off chemical clusters called methyl groups that reside near genes. Flipping these genetic switches created differences in size, fur color, and health in the otherwise identical offspring.|
Credit: Randy Jirtle/Duke University
Science News for Kids explains...
What’s on your genes?
By Sharon Pochron
We’ve all heard it before: “It’s in your genes.”
If you’re lucky, a parent or neighbor is trying to explain one of your good quirks, not one of your goofy ones. “Your father could hit the ball out of the park, too,” someone might say. Or you have the same unruly curls as your mom. Thankfully, that someone hasn’t heard you and your dad snore. Read MoreScience News for Kids| Sign-up for the SNK E-Blast
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