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Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019 finalists showcase their projects at National Geographic Society

On March 10, finalists in this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search displayed their research projects at the National Geographic Society. Educators, alumni of the Society’s competitions, as well as families in the DMV area had the opportunity to learn about all types of STEM fields. The projects ranged from a more effective flu vaccine to removing carcinogens

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Indrani Das, STS 2017 top winner, on Harvard and her current scientific pursuits

As a three-year old toddler, Indrani Das (STS 2017) had already heard about the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Her parents told her she could try submitting her fossil findings to the competition after observing her love of dinosaurs and discovery. So she did – quite a few years later. Not only did she apply, but at

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Three young scientists attend the Nobel Ceremony in Sweden

Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to Laureates in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature on Dec. 10, the death anniversary of Swedish polymath, Alfred Nobel. These individuals have made tremendous strides in their areas of expertise and have enlightened the next generation with their bodies of work. The

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Science News Digital Director selected to participate in the Poynter Leadership Academy

Science News’ Digital Director Kate Travis has been selected to participate in the spring cohort of the Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism education. This is the sixth year the organization has offered this highly competitive leadership training. “It’s an honor to be selected to participate in

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The 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists

Forty of the nation’s most brilliant young scientists named finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search On January 23, 2019, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Society for Science & the Public named 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The competition, , known as

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Two grants, one purpose: STEM education in Native American communities

Devon Riter was named a Society Advocate in May 2018. Two months later, his organization, Lower Brule Research, also secured a STEM Action Grant of $5,000, another program of the Society, dedicating more time, training and resources to encourage Native American students to enter STEM fields. Both programs aim to bolster STEM education and increase participation among underrepresented

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Investing 101: This student-run venture capital firm is making waves

For many, a dorm room fund was the jar of change they saved in college to put towards pizza on the weekends. But, Society alumni, Amber Yang (ISEF 2017, Regeneron STS 2017) and Amol Punjabi (STS 2016, ISEF 2015, BCM 2011), are involved in a different Dorm Room Fund (DRF) — this one’s a venture capital firm founded by students, for

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This STS alum is a New York Times puzzle creator

What is a nine-letter word, beginning with a “v” that describes someone who makes puzzles their passion from a young age? Visionary! That is Science Talent Search alum Wei-Hwa Huang (STS 1993): American Puzzler, regular contributor to logic puzzles published by the New York Times and game designer of such award-winning gems as Roll for the Galaxy. During his junior

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The Lemelson Foundation awards nearly half-million 3-year grant to inspire and recognize middle school inventor

In celebration of National Inventor’s Day, the Society for Science & the Public today announced that The Lemelson Foundation, an organization committed to improving lives through invention, will give a three-year grant of more than $440,000 to celebrate outstanding middle school inventors and inspire young people to pursue inventive careers. Through this grant, the Lemelson Foundation will fund

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