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Society for Science & the Public Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/30/2014: Society for Science & the Public

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC

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AKA  SSP
Washington, DC
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Society for Science & the Public Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/30/2014: Society for Science & the Public

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC

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Also Known As: SSP
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20036 2801
EIN: 53-0196483
Web URL: www.societyforscience.org 
Blog URL: www.societyforscience.org/blog 
NTEE Category: U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U20 Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities)
B Educational Institutions
B82 Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards
U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U40 Engineering and Technology Research, Services
Ruling Year: 1922 
How This Organization Is Funded: Corporations and general support - $4,941,020
Science News Subscribers and Society members - $5,947,561
Other - $1,098,854


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Mission Statement

Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $11,987,435
Total Expenses $18,707,143

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Leadership

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Programs

Program: Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (GuideStar Exchange,
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The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. The Intel ISEF annually provides a forum for more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions and territories to showcase their independent research, while competing for over $5 million in awards and scholarships.

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Program: Science News magazine (GuideStar Exchange,
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Science News offers readers bold, contemporary, award-winning editorial content and detailed imagery. Concise, current, and comprehensive, the magazine provides an approachable overview from all fields and applications of science and technology. Science News is edited for an educated readership of professionals, scientists and other science enthusiasts. Written by a staff of experienced science journalists, it treats science as news, reporting accurately and placing findings in perspective. Published since 1922, the biweekly print publication reaches more than 100,000 dedicated subscribers. Now available on the Kindle, iPad, and updated continuously online, Science News attracts nearly ten million online visits annually.

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Program: Intel Science Talent Search (GuideStar Exchange,
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Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
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The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is America's most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for America's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists. SSP is proud that eight Nobel Laureates have been selected from alumni of this program.

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Program: Science News for Students (GuideStar Exchange,
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Science News for Students is our online publication, found at www.sciencenewsforstudents.org, devoted to students, their teachers and parents. SNS offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources. It attracts nearly four million visitors annually. Younger and older visitors enjoy its pages.

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Program: Broadcom MASTERS (GuideStar Exchange,
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$1,100,000
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Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
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Broadcom MASTERS stands for Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars. The premier science and engineering competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, Broadcom MASTERS inspires middle schoolers to pursue their personal passion for science, engineering and math into high school.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

SSP delivers and explains the world of science to the global community. Our renowned educational competitions and award-winning family of media properties engage tens of millions of people each year. By educating and informing students, parents, educators and the greater community about the evolving and influential world of science, we inspire interest in and the pursuit of the endless possibilities of science.
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