Press Releases

September 15, 2016
Mensa Foundation scholarship period starts Sept. 15

Starting this month, the Mensa Foundation welcomes applications to its scholarship program. More than 150 scholarships are being offered. Only one of the scholarships requires membership in Mensa. All scholarships offered by the Mensa Foundation are essay-based.

July 15, 2016
Mensa Foundation Elects New Board President
Mensa Foundation Elects New Board President

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation supports and celebrates the work of intelligent people through its scholarships, awards program and gifted youth outreach. The Foundation has announced changes in its board leadership with the election of Marie Mayer as its new Board President. Dave Remine ended his term as President on July 1.

July 5, 2016
Mensa Education and Research Foundation celebrates San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Mensa Education and Research Foundation celebrates San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

The Mensa Foundation presented its Laura Joyner Award to the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation for their work in improving the quality of life for brain injury survivors and their families living in San Diego County. The award was presented at The Foundation’s annual Colloquium held at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.

June 17, 2016
Mensa comes to San Diego, June 29 - July 3
Mensa comes to San Diego, June 29 - July 3

San Diego is the destination for the largest annual global gathering of Mensa. This longtime tradition attracts both national and international members. Past gathering destinations have included Fort Worth, Texas; Reno, Nev.; and Boston, Mass. Next year’s destination is Hollywood, Fla.

June 14, 2016
Mensa Foundation Colloquium to Examine Flora, Fauna and the Future

In concert with the famed San Diego Zoo, The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore the current and future states of genetics at its 2016 Colloquium: Flora, Fauna and the Future, scheduled June 28 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego.

April 25, 2016
American Mensa’s Bulletin Celebrates 50 Years with Anthology Publication

The recently released coffee table-style book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Bulletin with a handful of the best archives from each of the magazine’s five decades, including poignant personal essays, biting satire, interviews with famous Mensans, science and technology studies, and much more.

April 17, 2016
2016 Mind Games® Winners Announced

Following 42 hours of nonstop board game action, the 2016 Mensa Select winners are: New York 1901, Circular Reasoning, World’s Fair 1893, Favor of the Pharaoh and The Last Spike.

January 5, 2016
American Mensa wants you to stay smart this year

We're encouraging the public to make a resolution for a healthier brain in 2016. To help, we're offering our Online Practice Test for just a $1 in December.

December 14, 2015
American Mensa Selects Chicago to Host Mind Games Competition

Mind Games is one of the leading board showcase competitions in the United States and attracts Mensa members from across the globe. The annual Mind Games event allows manufacturers to put their new-to-market games to the test as Mensa members play and rate each title.

September 30, 2015
Mensa Foundation Honors Dr. Ranko Rajovic with International Intellectual Benefits to Society Award

Focused on sensory-motor and cognitive development of children, Dr. Rajovic's work integrates play with learning for children with impulse-control issues, developmental disorders, and learning disabilities and aids in the identification of gifted youth early in their development.

September 28, 2015
Mensa Foundation Recognizes Heuser Hearing Institute for Decades of Service

Since 1948, the Heuser Hearing and Language Academy (HHLA) has served students with hearing loss and their families by providing education options, therapy options and other support. The Mensa Foundation selected the Heuser Hearing and Language Academy as the recipient of the Laura Joyner Award for its outstanding work in the area of human intelligence.

September 23, 2015
Mensa Foundation Honors Dr. Antonella D’Alessandro for Safety Innovation

For her research into the development of building materials that can detect structural issues, the Mensa Education & Research recognizes Assistant Professor Antonella D’Alessandro with its International Copper Black Award for Creative Intelligence.

August 14, 2015
Mensa Foundation Selects Myrielle Badio for 2015 Distinguished Teacher Award

Myrielle Badio, an advanced mathematics teacher from Coral Springs, Fla., was nominated by one of her students for the positive impact she's made on his educational experience.

August 4, 2015
American Mensa Announces 2015 Board of Directors

The largest affiliate of the international organization of Mensa recently appointed its new Board of Directors at its annual convention. American Mensa provides support and networking opportunities for its members through social events, lesson plans and recognition programs.

July 29, 2015
Mensa Foundation Honors Dr. Robert Leishear for Creative Intelligence

Watching news coverage of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear tragedy in Japan, Dr. Robert Leishear of Aiken, S.C., gained an insight that led him to develop a theory that helps identify causes of industrial fires and explosions.

July 24, 2015
Intellectual Benefits to Society Award Winner Honored by Mensa Foundation
Intellectual Benefits to Society Award Winner Honored by Mensa Foundation

The developer of a program to help improve treatment methods for those who live with conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression has won the 2015 Intellectual Benefits to Society Award given by the Mensa Education and Research Foundation.

June 22, 2015
The Mensa Foundation Invites You To Explore Your Mind

Come discover more about the mysterious gray matter that houses our intelligence and our amazing human potential. This all-day event is open to members of Mensa as well as the public.

June 8, 2015
Mensa comes to Louisville, July 1-5

More than 250 lectures and presentations will be featured at this event. Topics include grant writing, toy design, Asperger's, and the challenges of going to space.

May 4, 2015
2015 Mensa Mind Games® Winners Announced

325 judges, 60 competing games, and fourty-four hours of nonstop board game action later, five games claim bragging rights as Mensa Select® winners!

April 13, 2015
Board Games, Not Bored Gamers

Mensa Mind Games®, one of the leading board game showcase competitions in the United States, will bring 64 new-to-market titles for more than 300 judges to review.