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No Lovin' Feeling... for Science Fair

Claire Wapole | Posted 12.09.2014 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

Hard to believe, but at one point in my life I was actually eager for my kids to participate in the Science Fair. So help me, it's true. I loved being in the Chicago Public School Science Fair when I was a kid.

Bridging the Science Gap

Maureen Seaberg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Maureen Seaberg

'The United States is lagging behind the rest of the world in science and mathematics. It is not because of a lack of raw talent. The U.S. educational system has become so focused on assessment that it has lost the trees in the forest.'

16-Year-Old Invents A New Way To Communicate -- Using Only Your Breath

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.12.2014 | Teen

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has found a way to convert human breath into speech, and he says his invention could transform the lives of an esti...

Proof That Middle School Science Experiments Aren't That Easy To Figure Out

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents

A new video from BuzzFeed shows what happens when adults attempt to do middle school science experiments without instructions. (Spoiler: The results a...

White House Science Fair Will Focus On Girls In STEM

Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 05/27/2014 08:03 AM EDT on LiveScience Young math and science whizzes from around the country will c...

Obama Announces New Competition To Train The Best Math And Science Teachers

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished. There was the catapult-armed mannequin that shot ...

That Fake Science Fair Poster That Went Viral? I Made It. Here's Why.

Susan Messina | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Susan Messina

If so many parents see the truth in my joke, something needs to be done. Surely, we can figure out a better way to excite students about STEM fields.

This Is The Science Project To End All Science Projects

Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents

The conclusion of Susan Messina's insightful experiment is a truth many parents already hold to be self-evident: when "science projects" become family...

How This Teen's Research Won Her $75k And A Meeting With The President

Intel Foundation | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Intel Foundation

In 2008, Michelle Hackman, then a sophomore in high school, read an article about a newly coined term: Disconnect Anxiety. According to a market research group, over 40% of people were suffering from occasional anxiety when they were separated from their phones or technological means of communication.

17-Year-Old Develops Drug That Could Cure The Flu

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science

The old vinegar and baking soda volcano trick might have cut it at your high school science fair, but at the Google Science Fair one teenager took on ...

A Tale of Two Teachers

Paula Golden | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Paula Golden

For many middle school children who study mathematics at an age when they first look to adults outside those in their immediate family to define themselves, a teacher's thumb's up or down can shape their destiny.

The 3rd Grade Science Fair: A Common Core Conundrum

Alan Singer | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

I believe Common Core goals are useful for teachers because they help define what students should be able to do at different stages in school. But the Common Core does not detail what students should actually know about content and concepts or how they should be taught.

An Unexpected Reaction: Why a Science Experiment Gone Bad Doesn't Make Me a Criminal

Kiera Wilmot | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices
Kiera Wilmot

That morning I was taking the experiment to be approved by my teacher. My friends and I were outside, and they wanted to see how it worked. It did not react the way I expected it to. The lid popped off and smoke came out. If I could go back in time, I definitely wouldn't have done it.

LOOK: Obama Hosts Students' Rockets, Robots At White House Science Fair

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.22.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON — It was an offer President Barack Obama couldn't refuse. "You're welcome to try this out if you like," the Oakland Park, Fla., high...

At Google's Science Contest, Another Faire for Makers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Malachi Segers and Maya Godfrey Photo Credit: Youth Radio Yassine Bouanane has been a coding whiz since before he was a teenager -- at 12, he ...

Teen Wows Google With Brilliant Cancer Diagnosis App

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.26.2012 | Technology

Have you ever helped the hard-of-hearing listen to music? Or built a computer program to diagnose breast cancer? These kids have. The five teenage...

This Is What Pure Joy Looks Like! (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.22.2012 | Teen

Last month, 15-year-old Jack Andraka won first place at the world's largest high school science research competition, the Intel Science and Engineerin...

The 4 Questions Anyone Struggling with Work-Life Balance Should Ask

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's not about balance. It's about life, and what we cram into it, either out of necessity or choice or both.

Will the Next Celebrity Scientist Please Stand Up?

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

We need to celebrate our scientific high achievers. Regional and national science fairs should be broadcasted, publicized, and covered in the media. And we need to find and commend role models in science, engineering, and math, whom young Americans can aspire to be like.

Obama Marvels At Flying Marshmallows

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 04.08.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a president who promotes technology at every opportunity, Barack Obama often strikes an awed, self-effacing pose in the presen...

Homeless Science Whiz Invited to State Of Union

AP | Posted 01.17.2012 | Science

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- A homeless New York teen who's a semifinalist in a prestigious national science contest has been invited to watch President Barack ...

High School Science Experiments ... In Space

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

A new competition from YouTube is helping to promote science education and bring students closer to outer space. YouTube Space Lab, which launches thi...

All Three Winners Of Google Global Science Fair Were Girls From U.S.

Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

Three girls from different parts of the country defied the status quo earlier this week -- by snagging the top title in a global science fair for each...

Student: How To Make Science As Exciting As Football

Shubhro Saha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shubhro Saha

Sports bring a community together because the people on the sidelines feel that they are part of the team experience. The same should be true for science.

Keep Science Fairs Alive

Paula Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Paula Golden

Science fairs, those time-tested incubators of future American scientists and engineers and a national fixture for generations, are in trouble.