Society For Science And The Public
Despite differences in views about a range of biomedical and physical science topics, both the public and scientists give relatively high marks to the nation’s scientific achievements and give distinctly lower marks to K-12 education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics . Just 16% of AAAS scientists and 29% of adults in the general public considers K-12 STEM education in the U.S. to be the best or above average compared with other industrialized countries. Both groups see U.S. scientific achievements and medical treatment in a more positive light, by comparison. Society for Science & the Public is dedicated to the achievement of young scientists in independent research and to public engagement in science.
They connect and collaborate on the alumni network and social media, at small casual get-togethers, judging projects at ISEF, or attending the annual Alumni & Friends Signature Event. The Society’s CEO, Maya Ajmera, is an alumna of our competitions, a children’s book author, and an expert on supporting young people around the world as they become productive adults. Our experts in secondary education and event planning, several of whom have taught young people, ensure that our competitions are fair, safe for participants, and intellectually rigorous.
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