Maddie Bender

Maddie Bender is a freelance science writer. Her work has appeared in CNN, VICE, Salon, Live Science, and other outlets.
Young Innovators
Meet the “most powerful” team in Science Olympiad
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The Troy Science Olympiad team has won 13 national championships, and they’re not stopping anytime soon.
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Meet Darrion Nguyen, the Bill Nye of millennials
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The 25-year-old research technician is breaking the mold from within the lab.
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Kellie Gerardi might be the first social media star in space
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The intergalactic influencer and commercial space professional is ready to go into orbit.
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Nadya Peek creates machines that can make (almost) anything
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“If I want something to happen, I’ll just sit down and make it work, no matter what.”
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These teens want to solve plastic pollution through gene-editing
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Owen Plourde and Raphaela De Marchi Padovani come up with ideas for a better future.
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Juli Lawless knows no bounds
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At Made In Space, she’s changing the game of aerospace technology.
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Sarah McAnulty has a tentacle in every pot
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"I just went in guns blazing, like, 'I'm Sarah McAnulty, I love squid.' These other people applying may be older, but I know what I want."
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Michelle Kunimoto boldly discovers where no one has before
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The 26-year-old has found over 20 exoplanets, and wants others to try their hands at it, too.
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An EEG for Black people: It came to Arnelle Etienne in a dream
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The young innovator is expanding neuroscience to include people like her.
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People who’ve been robbed of their voice may speak again, thanks to this A.I. concept
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People who have been robbed of their voice due to cancer can not only speak again, but speak with their own voice, not a robot's.