Who We Are
What We Do
"You see their projects and think: These kids are going to change the world."
— Denise Signorelli, Ph.D.
Who We Are
Thanks to the support of generous corporations, foundations and other organizations who believe in the importance of promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement, Society for Science & the Public has brought the world of science directly to our global community for nearly a century.
The Society seeks and supports sponsorships in the following areas:
The Society has long-term title sponsors for many of our educational competitions, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS.
Every year during the Intel ISEF, the Society hosts an Education Outreach Day Program. Local students and their teachers experience science first-hand through a full day of interactive, hands-on science programming including viewing finalists’ projects and visiting the Intel ISEF Commons. Students will experience real world science in action from a broad spectrum of disciplines such as marine biology, environmental science, engineering and robotics. The Education Outreach Day Program encourages students to think critically, work together and get excited about science.
Participation in the Special Awards Program of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), held each May, offers a unique opportunity for organizations to support and encourage achievements by young people in science, math, and engineering. Sponsorship can also include an exhibit booth and additional opportunities, such as Education Outreach Day, where approximately 5,000 local students and teachers attend Intel ISEF.
Science News for Students (SNS), previously known as Science News for Kids, is an award-winning website written specifically for students, educators and parents. Reaching millions of visitors each year, SNS provides an important, widely used and credible science resource, bringing science and Science News into the classroom, after-school programming and out of school activities. This online publication is offered free of charge. Sponsorship packages and commitment levels can be customized.
For more than 90 years, Science News has provided concise, current and comprehensive coverage of all fields and applications of science and technology. Science News reaches approximately 90,000 print subscribers, all of whom have access to the Science News digital edition on their mobile device or tablet, and ScienceNews.org has more than 11 million annual unique visitors. Sponsors have a number of opportunities to support the Society's operations and programs through Science News. The Society makes advertising positions available in the print and digital versions of the magazine and on ScienceNews.org on a fixed-price (rather than CPM) basis. Sponsors also may now “sponsor content” placements on ScienceNews.org. These new positions allow sponsors to customize their message any way they like – using text, images, videos or graphics – on a dedicated page on the Science News website, branded to their specifications (see our sponsor content guidelines on Science News.
Science News in High Schools Science News in High Schools brings Science News magazine to high schools across the U.S. and worldwide. The program offers teachers and students access to the latest in-depth reporting on science topics—transforming how students and educators interact with science in the classroom by providing them with real-world examples, information, and inspiration. With access to this important resource, teachers can best help students link what they are learning in their textbooks and labs to the latest discoveries, making topics more current, relevant and understandable and inspiring more young people to pursue science careers. All high schools students in schools with this program will have full digital access to SN both in school and at home.
The Advocate Grant Program provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, mentor), who agrees to serve as an advocate for three to five underrepresented students to transition them from conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications to scientific competition(s). Advocates help transition their students from conducting scientific or engineering research projects to aspiring to a next step of presenting the results of their research by applying and entering scientific competitions. The Society believes these advocates will make a tremendous impact in ensuring that underrepresented students submit high quality applications to scientific competitions and in turn will add to the number of underrepresented students who are competing for and winning these prestigious and life-altering awards.
The Society also encourages and welcomes general support of its activities by companies, foundations and other organizations. The Society and its programs and publications have benefited greatly from grants and donations for general operating support, through employee and workplace giving programs, and via challenge grants.
The Society has long-term title sponsors for most of our educational competitions, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS.
Acoustical Society of America
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society
American Chemical Society
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
American Geosciences Institute
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Mathematical Society
American Meteorological Society
American Physiological Society
American Psychological Association
American Society for Horticultural Science
American Society for Microbiology
American Statistical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Arizona State University
Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation
Association for Computing Machinery
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the American Astronomical Society
ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
California Institute of Technology
Charity Foundation - Open Hearts of Ukraine
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Coalition for Plasma Science (CPS)
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Drexel Smart House
European Organization for Nuclear Research-CERN
Florida Institute of Technology
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Fundació Víctor Grífols i Lucas
IEEE Computer Society
Intel® Open Source Technology Center
International Council on Systems Engineering - INCOSE
K. Soumyanath Memorial Award
King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Anti-Vivisection Society
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health & the Friends of NIDA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA
National Weather Service Los Angeles
New Mexico Tech
Office of Naval Research on behalf of the United States Navy and Marine Corps
Patent and Trademark Office Society
Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology
Ricoh Americas Corporation
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.
Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Southern California Edison
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics
U.S. Agency for International Development
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
United Airlines Foundation
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United Technologies Corporation
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
W.M. Keck Science Department
West Virginia University
Whitney High School Robotics Club
Wolfram Research, Inc.
World Economic Forum
Dr. Nelson Ying