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As we start the new year, we'd like to share some of our most notable accomplishments from 2012, made possible by supporters and friends like you:
10. Earning the support and interest of thousands of alumni and other science supporters who invest in the work of the Society.
9. Connecting with more than 400,000 supporters of science through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels— allowing the Society to further its mission to inform, educate, and inspire.
8. Honoring ten alumni of SSP’s education programs who were invited to the White House Science Fair on February 7, 2012.
7. Publishing concise, current, and comprehensive coverage of major scientific events on Science News' multiple platforms, such as the Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars and the discovery of the Higgs boson particle.
6. Selecting Jack Andraka as the top winner of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2012. Jack’s project, an early detection system for pancreatic cancer, has great promise to save lives.
5. Receiving more than 170,000 views of “Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower,” the most popular article on ScienceNews.org this year, and more than 90,000 for “Electronic skin” in Science News for Kids.
4. Celebrating the first anniversary of Science News Prime, the iPad version of Science News. Science News Prime brings important news and research development to the tablet.
3. Announcing the fourth class of SSP Fellows. With generous support from the Intel Foundation, ten top U.S. science and math teachers are trained to support the independent scientific research of their students in underserved communities.
2. Being selected by “Great Nonprofits” as one of the “Top 10 Nonprofits that Walks the Talk.”
1. Providing more than $4 million in awards to recognize, support and inspire science fair participation from the Intel Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS.
Your support makes what we do possible. Because of your commitment to journalism and science education, SSP can inform, educate and inspire the next generation of scientists, as well as promote the importance of science in our everyday world to young and old.
SSP encourages you to keep up to date with everything we accomplish in 2013 by subscribing to our monthly electronic newsletter.
View the 2011 Year in Review.
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