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Science News wins awards

Science News continues to be recognized for its excellence in science journalism. Hard on the heels of having won FOLIO Magazine’s 2013 Eddie award for Best Single Article, Science News swept the awards of the DC Science Writers Association’s Newsbrief competition.

With more than 60 entries in the competition, Science News took first place and both honorable mentions. Staff writer Meghan Rosen won the competition for her news piece “Paralyzed rats relearn to pee.” Honorable mentions went to molecular biology writer Tina Hesman Saey and physics writer Andrew Grant for their news articles “Mole sniffs the world in stereo” and “Single electron caught in action,” respectively.

In addition, ScienceNews.org was chosen as one of 10 Official Honorees in the Science category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards. From Webby: “With 12,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 20 percent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.”

In addition to the honors, Science News has begun syndication agreements with the Washington Post and Business Insider, allowing the magazine’s reporting to reach many more readers.

Each of those publications publishes one or a few Science News articles every month. For instance, Business Insider recently published Rosen’s article “Neandertal legacy written in Europeans’ fat metabolism” and the Washington Post published behavioral sciences writer Bruce Bower’s “Chimps catch people’s yawns in sign of flexible empathy.”

European Intel ISEF alumni network takes shape

8:45am, March 18, 2014

Carolin Lachner from Loerrach, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany won a Second Award in Physics and Astronomy at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012. Carolin, now studying electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, is also now handling communication affairs for the recently formed European Intel ISEF Alumni Network.

Intel Fellows Put on Reverse Science Fair for Intel STS Finalists

2:59pm, March 11, 2014

On Monday, March 10, the 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search got a chance to turn the tables on Intel employees, who were presenting their work and answering finalists’ questions.  Participating Intel employees included:

Watch the Intel STS 2014 Awards Ceremony Live Tonight

12:37pm, March 11, 2014

A livestream of the Intel Science Talent Search Awards Gala will be available on Tuesday, March 11 starting at 7:35PM ET. Highlights will include keynote speaker Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development, “red carpet style” interviews with attendees, and the live announcement of the top ten winners of Intel STS 2014.

Eric Chen Named Top Winner at Intel STS 2014

9:01pm, March 11, 2014

Eric S. Chen, 17, of San Diego, California won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for his research of potential new drugs to treat influenza on Tuesday, March 11. Winners were announced at a black-tie gala following the conclusion of the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

Ray Kurzweil Speaks to Intel STS 2014 Finalists

1:21pm, March 10, 2014

Dr. Ray Kurzweil, a Science Talent Search 1965 alumnus, spoke to the 40 finalists of the Intel STS 2014 and other invited guests at the annual Alumni Dinner on Friday, March 7. Today, Dr. Kurzweil serves as the Director of Engineering for Google, heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.

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