SSP and the staff of SNK encourage you and all young people interested in science to visit this site regularly to find
- Timely, interesting news stories and features
- Suggestions and resources for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources
- Coverage of the world’s leading math and science competitions for young people
In addition to SNK, SSP is known for its world-renowned math and science competitions for young people. For 70 years, SSP’s science education programs—the Intel Science Talent Search (formerly the Westinghouse Science Talent Search), the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS—have inspired generations of science enthusiasts, including Nobel Laureates, National Medal of Science recipients, and nearly 50,000 other distinguished alumni.
SSP believes that educating and inspiring the scientists of tomorrow, whose vision will usher in new solutions to global challenges, is vital to our common future. We hope you will learn more about each of our competitions, and perhaps even participate!
In addition to the award-winning journalism on the SNK site we also invite you to consider the other resources and programs we have compiled for your use, including
- A video by Kevin Temmer on how to prepare for a science fair (to the right).
- The Archimedes Initiative - An effort formed to promote science literacy and increase the number of scientists and engineers in the United States.
- Internet Public Library – Science Fair Project Guide - A resource guide providing a variety of excellent web resources.
- Lifeworks e-Mentoring - The National Institutes of Health (NIH/DHHS) is offering free career advice and mentoring through its Lifeworks E-mentoring program to U.S. high school and college students who are at least 16 years old and are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical or social science research, medicine, or health care.
- Mosaic - An online archive of articles published in the The National Science Foundation’s flagship magazine from 1970 to 1992. A background resource for students, teachers, and others in need of a reliable reference for current research.
- The National Science Digital Library - An online library for those interested in education and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Science Buddies - A non-profit organization providing science fair ideas, resources, answers, and tools. Including a Science Fair Project Guide and an Ask an Expert online bulletin board, staffed by volunteer scientists and top high school students.
- A How Stuff Works article: 5 Tips for Low-cost Science Fair Projects
- USA Science & Engineering Festival - SSP is proud to have been an Official Partner of the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival held in Washington, D.C. in October 2010. We look forward to the next Festival in 2012!
In addition, we are pleased to provide the Science Training Programs Directory for Teachers and Students (STP), a comprehensive catalog of science, mathematics and engineering enrichment programs for pre-college students and teachers. Updated annually, it is a searchable catalog that provides a short description of programs and contact information.
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