Magazine article Science News

2014 Year in Review

Magazine article Science News

2014 Year in Review

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As 2014 comes to a close, we'd like to share some of our most notable accomplishments and news from this year, made possible by supporters and friends like you:

(1.) Maya Ajmera, an alumna of SSP and member of the honors group of the 1985 Westinghouse Science Talent Search, was chosen as President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and as Publisher of the Science News family of media properties.

(2.) More than $6 million in awards were distributed at our educational competitions: Intel Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Broadcom MASTERS. SPARK (Science Play and Research Kit), and The Future: Powered by Fiction.

(3.) More than 1,500 articles and blog posts were published on our online version of Science News and close to 600 items were published on Science News for Students.

(4.) SSP once again received a 4-star evaluation from Charity Navigator and was named a "Top Nonprofit" by Great Nonprofits.

(5.) Nathan Han, 2011 Broadcom MASTERS alumnus, won the top award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Other top winners this year included Eric Chen (Intel STS) and Holly Jackson (Broadcom MASTERS).

(6.) Science News' most popular story of 2014, "Health risks of e-cigarettes emerge." received nearly 500,000 views.

(7.) SSP connected with nearly 3.5 million supporters through our social media channels, allowing a mobile and technologically-savvy audience to easily access information. …

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