The Society is a nonprofit membership organization based in Washington, DC. Founded in 1921, and first known as Science Service, the Society advances the popular understanding of science through publications and educational competitions and programs. Its mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.
The Society’s flagship publication, Science News, has been published since 1922 and provides crisp, concise coverage of all fields of science daily. Reaching over ten million people in print and online each year, Science News delivers intelligent, accessible, award-winning coverage from across the range of scientific disciplines.
The Society also administers education programs, including the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS competitions for students, and offers the SSP Fellowship for teachers. For over 70 years, the Society’s science education programs have inspired generations of science enthusiasts, including Nobel Laureates, Lasker Awardees, National Medal of Science recipients, and nearly 50,000 alumni.
More information about the people and the mission and goals of the Society can be found here, and we also encourage you to consider joining the Society. To reach the editor, Janet Raloff, contact her at Science News for Kids, 1719 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20036.
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