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Science Fairs

Why Science Fairs Matter More Than Ever

David D. Etzwiler | Posted 02.02.2017 | Education
David D. Etzwiler

Instead of generating more interest in science, technology, engineering, and math -- the STEM fields -- science fairs were inspiring races to the bottom, a constant reheating of unimaginative projects proven to get a good grade.

Elementary Science Fairs in the Era of STEM and Science Standards

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

She couldn't wait to go to her own lab and repeat the experiments of colleagues in other parts of the world. Science is the original wiki -- a communal body of work.

Rollercoasters and Life's Lessons

Netosh Jones | Posted 06.17.2012 | DC
Netosh Jones

Dr. Frazier applied her physics expertise in a way that captured our students' imaginations. The students were enthralled by the topic and Dr. Frazier's own enthusiasm for the subject.

Conspiracy of Love Leads to Remarkable Scientific Achievement

Elizabeth Marincola | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Marincola

How did this impressive young woman, despite her unsettled circumstances, achieve a distinction coveted by students with much greater comfort and resources? She appears to have benefited from a "conspiracy of love."

Our Sputnik Moment Needs Scientists

Jennifer Anastasoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jennifer Anastasoff

Science teachers need to make a clear and compelling case for how science enhances our lives in the real world to spark their students' curiosity in pursuing science as a career.