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Keep up with the latest Mensa Foundation news and events by subscribing to Foundation Impact, a quarterly newsletter designed to keep Mensa members, donors, and the public updated on the projects and people of the Mensa Foundation.

Each issue features new programs, upcoming events, and profiles of the people who support the Foundation’s work.

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Inside the Network Neuroscience Theory of Human Intelligence

Like the brain, studying human intelligence can be curious, particularly when it comes to correlating quantitative measurements with specific biological factors. That is what makes so impressive the research of Dr. Aron K. Barbey, winner of the 2019 Mensa Foundation Prize.

By Chip Taulbee, Mensa Bulletin Editor
Winter Research Journal Celebrates 'Founder of Neuropsychology,' Excellence in Research Honorees

Rather than the usual examination of a single topic, the latest Mensa Research Journal takes a look at past Mensa Foundation Lifetime Achievement and Excellence in Research awards winners.

By Steve Slepner, Mensa Research Journal Editor
Charlie Steinhice Appointed Mensa Foundation Vice President

The Mensa Foundation has appointed Charlie Steinhice as its Vice President, replacing Eldon Romney, who is leaving the board after six years of service.

Fall <em>Research Journal</em> Explores Research Into Exceptional Geniuses

The November issue of the Mensa Research Journal looks at the current research into prodigies, polymaths, savants, and creative genuises.

By Steve Slepner, Mensa Research Journal Editor
Scholarship Essay Judges Needed

It’s one of most fulfilling feelings — helping students flourish achieve their potential through education. Volunteer today to help support the Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program.

By Jane Gmur, National Scholarships Assistant Chair
The 2019 Colloquium Topic May Be None of Your Business

Society has worked to strike an acceptable balance between personal privacy and public security as long as the two concepts have existed. Colloquium 2019 will explore how privacy rights have been transformed in the digital age and how they may yet change.

Now Accepting Applications for Foundation Scholarships

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation annually doles out more than $100,000 in scholarships, ranging from $600 to $2,500, to Mensa members and non-members alike.

Foundation Announces Gifted Education Fellowship

Designed to help teachers acquire a master’s degree in gifted education, the Foundation's Gifted Education Fellowship has a value of $5,000 per year and is renewable for one year.

Summer <em>Research Journal</em> Tackles Intelligence of the Artificial Kind

While this journal has always looked at human intelligence, we should also look at artificial intelligence, specifically that connection between human and artificial intelligence.

By Steve Slepner, Mensa Research Journal Editor
2018 Mensa Foundation Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Foundation awards, which recognize the research and support of intelligence both nationally and internationally.

Inside the Latest <em>Mensa Research Journal</em>

Our latest issue is devoted to the work of Dr. Howard Gardner, winner of the Foundation’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Inside, you'll find developments on Dr. Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory, including neuroscience reports and research testing the validity and reliability of the scaling.

By Steve Slepner, MRJ Editor
Alliance for American Manufacturing Leader Joins Colloquium Lineup

AAM President Scott Paul will explore the public policy and global issues affecting the manufacturing industry and how the United States can compete in the 21st century and beyond.

Foundation Board Adds Three Trustees

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation’s Board of Trustees in December added three new members to the now 12-person board.

Fall Mensa Research Journal Examines Math, IQ Interplay

The topic of our latest issue, “Math and IQ,” would seem to indicate that there is a direct correlation between these two subjects. As some of the research in this issue shows, this is not necessarily so.

By Steve Slepner, Editor, Mensa Research Journal
Essay Judges Needed for Foundation Scholarship Program

CALLING ALL READERS! We need you to spend some time, a few hours in late January or early February, to score scholarship essays.

DeepMind's David Silver Selected for First Mensa Foundation Prize

David Silver, who led Google’s efforts to develop the first computer program to defeat the world’s best Go players, was named winner of the inaugural Mensa Foundation Prize honoring discoveries in intelligence and creativity.

2017 Mensa Foundation Award winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Foundation awards, which recognize the research and support of intelligence both nationally and internationally.

The Anatomy of Catastrophe Response

What Dr. Joseph Ibrahim and the medical team at the Orlando Regional Medical Center learned from responding to the Pulse nightclub shooting.

By Chip Taulbee | Edited by Anna Gutierrez
Trauma Director Who Responded to Pulse Nightclub Shooting Added to Colloquium

Dr. Joseph Ibrahim, medical director of Central Florida’s only Level 1 trauma center, joins Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Dr. Sheri Fink at the 2017 Mensa Foundation Colloquium in Hollywood, Fla.

Foundation Undergoes Board Changes, Increases Scholarships

A new Foundation President, bylaws updates regarding office and trustee term limits, and additional funds slated for a handful of existing and new scholarships.