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

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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.

STEM Scholarship Invests in the Future

This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded this scholarship season to a worthy recipient studying in an accredited degree program in applied sciences.

Reliving Mr. Mensa 2015

Always a crowd-pleaser, the Mr. Mensa Pageant once again proved why it is one of the most popular events at the Annual Gathering.

Intellectual Benefits to Society Award Winner Honored by Mensa Foundation

Dr. Joe Bates of Tyler, Texas, received the award from Foundation President Dave Remine at the 2015 American Mensa Annual Gathering in Louisville.

Reliving  Mr. Mensa

A fun night of serious fundraising! This year, the event raised $6,746 for the Mensa Education & Research Foundation.

Colloquium 2014: Crime Scene Intelligence Gallery

The evidence is in and the Mensa Foundation's forensic science Colloquium was a hit! Forensics and crime-scene professionals wowed a sell-out crowd Tuesday at the Sheraton Boston with real-life stories and presentations from crime site to cop shop to research room.

Our big role at the National Book Festival

Last year, the Mensa Foundation provided the Children's Guide to the Festival, and this year the role is expanding to include a Teacher's Guide and an "Eye Spy" activity connected with the Festival's poster.

Fundraising with flair!

The 2013 pageant, won by Chris Gilbert and hosted by 2011 winner Nguyen Pham, raised $3,710 for the Skinner HELL’s M’s Memorial Scholarship, and the HELL’s M’s SIG raised another $2,230.

Electronic processes streamline Foundation scholarship program

Beginning this year, the Mensa Foundation is making it easier for college-bound students to apply to the national scholarship program: applicants will be able to apply online, and electronic processes will lighten the load for volunteers as well.

Mensa Foundation receives President's Volunteer Service Award

The Mensa Foundation received the Gold-level President's Volunteer Service Award for outstanding community service in 2006, and 11 Foundation volunteers were awarded the President's Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award.