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2016 Society for Science & the Public accomplishments

Caption (top left):  The Science Talent Search celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016 by announcing its third title sponsor, Regeneron. Founded by STS alumni George Yancopoulos and Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron has committed to support STS through 2026.

Caption (top middle):  In 2016, more than 1,700 students from more than 75 countries, regions and territories competed for more than $4 million in awards in Phoenix, Ariz. at the Society’s annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Caption (top right):  Broadcom MASTERS welcomed 30 of the nation’s top middle school students to Washington, D.C., to present their independent STEM research projects and compete for a grand prize of $25,000 to continue their research.

Caption (bottom left):  Science News’ coverage of gravitational waves — the No. 1 news story of 2016 — and reporting on gene drives won awards from Folio, a publishing industry magazine. Two more features and the special issue “In Search of Aliens” received honorable mentions.

Caption (bottom middle):  With support from Regeneron, Arconic Foundation and other sponsors, the 2016–2017 Science News in High Schools program is now in more than 4,000 high schools, reaching students in all 50 states, Washington D.C., the United Kingdom and Australia.

Caption (bottom right):  The Society launched an improved digital platform for Science News for Students, allowing this award-winning publication for middle schoolers to make an even larger impact by placing it on its own website and improving its design and navigation.

Photo credits: Society for Science & the Public.

As 2016 comes to a close, we face new challenges to scientific progress and the continued emphasis on STEM education in the United States.

Since 1921, Society for Science & the Public has been a trusted voice for the sciences. We provide reliable, credible and thoughtful coverage of scientific advances through Science News’ award-winning journalism.

We also remain committed to nurturing the most promising students — many from underserved communities — in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Our world-renowned science competitions have been a launching pad for talented students who are now advancing scientific knowledge. This respected group includes 14 Nobel Laureates, 20 MacArthur Fellows, numerous Lasker Award winners and many other noted researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs.

By making a tax-deductible gift today to Society for Science & the Public, you will ensure that this 95-year legacy continues to grow. In the years to come, Society for Science & the Public will continue to be a trusted voice for the latest scientific advances and a strong advocate for STEM education.

Your generosity today gives the Society the resources needed to ensure that science remains a priority. Your gift, made before December 31, will make all the difference in 2017.

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