American Mensa Newsroom

January 31, 2014
AMERICAN MENSA TACKLES THE SUPER BOWL

Those memorable commercials are just one of the things to look forward to during this weekend’s big game. In the spirit of the festivities, members of American Mensa participated in a poll ranking the top ten Super Bowl commercials. 

January 9, 2014
CHECK YOUR BRAINS FOR A BUCK

American Mensa offers Practice Test for only one dollar. While making resolutions for a healthier body, don’t forget to include your brain.  American Mensa, the High IQ organization, is encouraging the public to make a resolution to check their brain.

January 8, 2014
American Mensa Celebrates the Beatles

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles American debut album “Introducing The Beatles.”  Mensa members took this opportunity to rank their favorite Fab Four songs.  

January 8, 2014
2014 MENSA MIND GAMES® CALL FOR ENTRIES

Mensa Mind Games ® is one of the leading board game showcase competitions in the United States. This year, Mensa Mind Games will be hosted by the Austin Mensa Chapter at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas on April 18-20.

November 29, 2013
American Mensa’s Top 10 List of Board Games

Members of American Mensa have ranked the top 10 classic board games just in time for the gift-giving season.

November 27, 2013
UNIQUE GIFT GIVING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AMERICAN MENSA
UNIQUE GIFT GIVING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AMERICAN MENSA

Consumers looking for fun and quirky gifts this holiday season will find a variety of ideas in the American Mensa 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

November 20, 2013
AMERICAN MENSA IS INVITING INTELLIGENCE!

Celebrate Mensa Membership month by finding out why Mensa matters. Throughout the month of October, American Mensa will share historical facts, membership myths and other facts about this quirky, quizzical and quintessential organization for the intelligent.

November 15, 2013
Distinguished Teacher Award Winner Honored By The Mensa Education & Research Foundation
Distinguished Teacher Award Winner Honored  By The Mensa Education & Research Foundation

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has named John Otterstedt of Ridgewood, N.J., the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award.

November 13, 2013
MENSA ASKS WHO IS THE TOP FICTIONAL VILLAIN OF ALL TIME

For the past four years, American Mensa has created the ultimate face off in its Bracket Challenge. Past subjects include toys, heroes and inventions.  This year, the challenge turns to the dark side. Sixty-four fictional villains compete head to head in the Mensa Bracket Challenge 2013.

November 13, 2013
GIFTED YOUTH INVITED TO JOIN AMERICAN MENSA

Gifted youth play an important part in all 132 chapters of American Mensa. There are more than 3,000 Mensa members under the age of 18 in this respected organization.

November 13, 2013
Turning the page with American Mensa

Members of American Mensa have ranked the “banned books” they think are must reads. Justin Stanley, the founder of The Uprise Books Project, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty through literacy by providing banned books to underprivileged kids, selected his 30 top banned books.

September 9, 2013
Blending American Heavy Metal With American Mensa
Blending American Heavy Metal With American Mensa

Just in time for the 2014 car models coming out, American Mensa members took a stroll down memory lane and were asked to choose their favorite classic car.

August 20, 2013
2013 Intellectual Benefits to Society Award Winner Honored By The Mensa Education & Research Foundation

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has named Matthew Guggemos of Vallejo, Calif., the recipient of the 2013 Intellectual Benefits to Society Award. He received the award for developing an app that assists children on the Autism Spectrum improve their social communications with others. 

August 16, 2013
ARE YOU MENSA SMART? FIND OUT FOR JUST A BUCK! American Mensa Offers Online Prep Test

Beginning Aug. 19 through Sept. 15, American Mensa is offering the online Mensa Home Test for just ONE DOLLAR! 

August 13, 2013
2013 Grosswirth–Salny Scholarship Winner Honored by The Mensa Education & Research Foundation
2013 Grosswirth–Salny Scholarship Winner Honored  by The Mensa Education & Research Foundation

Twenty-year-old Marshall Bustillo of North Richland Hills, Texas, is the recipient of the 2013 Grosswirth–Salny Scholarship awarded by the Mensa Education and Research Foundation.

July 10, 2013
Mensa members share their top ten favorite golf courses

Par for the course isn’t good enough for American Mensa. A selection of Mensa members were asked to share what they think are the best golf courses in America as golf is the leading sport that members of American Mensa enjoy, and in recognition of the PGA’s “Family Golf Month,”.

July 10, 2013
AMERICAN MENSA ANNOUNCES 2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT NATIONAL CONVENTION

American Mensa recently announced their new Board of Directors including the organization’s new chairman of the board, Dan Burg from Portland, Ore.

Tags: American Mensa, Board of Directors, Kinky Friedman, Top 2 percent
June 28, 2013
The Mensa Foundation Explores How Science Meets Science Fiction
The Mensa Foundation Explores How Science Meets Science Fiction

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore how science meets fiction at its 2013 Colloquium on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Worthington Renaissance in Fort Worth, Texas from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tags: Mensa Education & Research Foundation, Colloquium, Science, Science Fiction, Robotics, Dave Goldberg, Robert J. Sawyer, Todd Johnson McCaffrey, David Brin, Rick Lynch
June 14, 2013
American Mensa’s Top Ten Favorite Science Museums

As families across the nation gear up for summer vacation the challenge of finding fun and engaging activities for everyone can be frustrating. American Mensa shares its ideas on how to best spend your time this summer

Tags: American Mensa, Science Museums, Summer, National Air and Space Museum, summer vacation
June 14, 2013
American Mensa’s 2013 Annual Gathering taking place July 3-7 in Fort Worth, Texas

Mensa members will meet in Fort Worth, Texas at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, July 3 - 7. The 2013 Keynote Speaker for the event is “Governor of the Heart of Texas,” Kinky Friedman. This five-day event happens every year during the Independence Day holiday and, is an opportunity for members of the high IQ organization to connect with colleagues and friends.

Tags: American Mensa, Annual Gathering, Kinky Friedman, high IQ organization