Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1921 and dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education.
SSP's vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, inspire.
Through decades of dedication to excellence, SSP has offered many of the most revered and prestigious science education resources in the world. SSP is proud to continue to deliver and explain the world of science to our global community. Educating and informing students, parents, teachers and the greater community about the evolving and influential world of science, we inspire the endless possibilities they have to offer.
SSP operates from its original historic home in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. SSP operations are supported by a staff of about 60 people and the organization has an annual operating budget of about $20 million. It benefits from the leadership of an outstanding volunteer Board of Trustees.
SSP publishes Science News magazine and the online Science News for Students publication. SSP also owns and administers the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Broadcom MASTERS competition, the Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly the Intel Science Talent Search and the Westinghouse Science Talent Search), and the SSP Advocate program for STEM mentors.