American Mensa Newsroom
- September 16, 2021
- 2021 Mensa Select® Winners Announced
After nearly four days of nonstop gameplay at Mensa’s 2021 World Gathering, American Mensa and Mensa members have recognized 10 tabletop games with the coveted Mensa Select award.
- August 3, 2021
- Mensa Foundation Honors Danielle Posthuma for Research Identifying Genes Correlated with Intelligence
Dr. Danielle Posthuma has been awarded the third Mensa Foundation Prize for her research directly identifying, for the first time, hundreds of human genes highly correlated to variations in intelligence.
- April 8, 2021
- Mensa Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Unleashing Intelligence
The Mensa Education and Research Foundation is celebrating 50 years of fostering intelligent solutions to real-world problems. Five decades of service have touched many lives, from scholarship and award winners to educators and researchers to our generous and thoughtful donors.
- September 30, 2020
- American Mensa Celebrates Its Diamond Jubilee
American Mensa has been a so-called “genius society” for 60 years come this October. It seems like only yesterday when Mensa was on The Simpsons. And “genius society”? The truth is we’re just an ordinary membership organization whose members are extraordinary. At work or at play, we value intelligent pursuits.
- June 24, 2019
- New Jersey Educator Honored With Mensa Foundation Distinguished Teacher Award
Nominated by Mensa member Ingrid Bianca Byerly, Ms. Maull has taught students who became luminary musicians and educational influencers in Africa, Europe, Asia, and America. “She championed unique assets and tended individual challenges,” Ms. Byerly said.
- June 12, 2019
- USC Educator Honored by Mensa for Artificial Intelligence System Combating Human Trafficking
For only the second time, the accomplishments of a single nominee have earned that Mensan two Mensa Foundation awards. The Foundation is proud to recognize Dr. Mayank Kejriwal’s work using AI to identify and prevent sexual exploitation with both the 2019 Copper Black Award for Creative Achievement and Intellectual Benefits to Society Award.
- June 10, 2019
- New Jersey Educator Honored by Mensa for Impact on Curriculum, Programming, and Policy
Recognizing her work as a gifted and talented teacher in Washington Township, N.J., her service in both state and national associations for gifted children, and her ambition to provide an educational environment that fosters creativity and critical thinking, the Mensa Foundation is proud to award Lynne Henwood with its inaugural Gifted Education Fellowship.
- May 14, 2019
- Mensa Hosts Symposium on How Privacy Rights Intersect with Technology
Four esteemed digital privacy experts — a top legal scholar on internet surveillance and the Fourth Amendment, a leading digital civil liberties advocate, a data policy expert, and a journalist who focuses on law and technology — will speak at the Mensa Foundation’s 2019 Colloquium — Privacy in the 21st Century: Mystery or Myth.
- April 16, 2019
- Mensa Honors Aron K. Barbey for Brain Connectivity Research
Professor Aron K. Barbey has been awarded the second Mensa Foundation Prize for his innovative research and significant advancement of the neuroscience of brain connectivity.
- April 14, 2019
- 2019 Mensa Select® Winners Announced
After nearly two days of nonstop gameplay, our Mensa Mind Games judges have selected the following titles to receive the official Mensa Select seal.
- April 8, 2019
- Mensa Welcomes Its First Robo-member
Artie is the first robot and only the third fictional character to receive an honorary Mensa membership card, joining Lisa Simpson and Mr. Peabody. As Robotics Week boots up, Artie shows the value of coding and creativity.
- October 1, 2018
- American Mensa Kicks Off Annual Membership Month October 1
The high IQ organization American Mensa kicks off its annual Membership Month today, celebrating its passionate member community and the anniversary of the organization’s founding on Sept. 30, 1960.
- August 29, 2018
- Nominations Open for $10,000 Mensa Foundation Prize for Creativity, Intelligence
The Mensa Foundation seeks nominees for its Foundation Prize, which rewards breakthroughs in the studies of intelligence and creativity. The award is presented biennially by Mensa’s philanthropic arm, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation, was endowed by the estate of Kenneth Douglas Thomson, and includes a $10,000 prize.
- April 22, 2018
- 2018 Mensa Select® Winners Announced
300 Mensans persevered through 42 hours of nonstop tabletop gameplay, winnowing 64 new-to-market games to just these five — our 2018 Mensa Select winners.
- January 17, 2018
- Association Leader Named Mensa Executive Director
Trevor Mitchell has been appointed Executive Director of American Mensa, the largest of the worldwide Mensa affiliates with more than 50,000 members, 130 chapters, and special interest groups throughout the United States.
- January 8, 2018
- Mensa Foundation Announces New Board Trustees
The Mensa Education and Research Foundation announces the appointment of three new trustees to its Board of Directors: Jennifer Wise, Vicki Herd, and Keri Guilbault.
- November 3, 2017
- Mensa Foundation Honoree Named One of 'People' Magazine's "25 Women Who Are Changing the World"
Natalie Hampton, creator of the free Sit With Us app and recipient of the Mensa Foundation’s Copper Black award for creativity, has been recognized as one of People magazine’s “25 Women Who Are Changing the World in 2017.”
- October 17, 2017
- American Mensa Executive Director Announces Departure
After 20 years as American Mensa’s Executive Director, Pamela Donahoo has announced her resignation, effective Nov. 17, 2017, to accept the CEO position with another association.
- October 10, 2017
- Mensa IQ Tests Abound in October – Politicians Welcome
American Mensa members come from all walks of life: ground-breaking researchers, smart actors who play dumb on TV, championship-bound (eventually) football coaches — even politicians. Their beliefs and jobs are trumped by their IQ scores. At Mensa, all brilliance is welcome.
- September 12, 2017
- An Intelligent Television Season Begins
As the fall TV season kicks off a number of new shows and returning favorites will explore the varying levels, challenges and endeavors of extreme intelligence. This increase in exposure to all things intellectual has been beneficial to those who succeed and/or struggle with….