American Mensa Newsroom

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
April 24, 2013
2013 Mensa Mind Games® Winners Announced
2013 Mensa Mind Games® Winners Announced

Five MENSA SELECT® winners seal the deal at the 2013 Mensa Mind Games.

April 17, 2013
American Mensa's Gifted Youth Specialist keynotes bullying

The Mensa Foundation’s Gifted Youth Specialist, Lisa Van Gemert, is the keynote speaker at this year’s Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) conference at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa, on April 18 and 19.

April 17, 2013
The Gateway to Gaming Mensa awards St. Louis its annual Mind Games competition

American Mensa selects St Louis, Missouri, “The Gateway City”, as the site for the 24th annual Mensa Mind Games®.

March 11, 2013
What Will Mensa Members Drink This St. Patrick's Day?

America’s Smartest reveal their 10 favorite brews and just in time for a St. Patrick’s Day pint!

Tags: Mensa Pulse, St. Patrick's Day, beer
January 1, 2013
Resolve to improve your brain’s health with some help from American Mensa.

Challenging your mind has been linked to cognitive well being. American Mensa, the High IQ organization, is encouraging the public to start off 2013 with a resolution to do better by their brains. American Mensa is offering their online home test for free in the month of January so the public may test their brain’s capabilities. 

December 11, 2012
Mensa Shares Intelligent Gift-Giving Ideas for Those Last Minute Shoppers

Avoid the mall crowds and discover all of the amazing, oh-so-smart gifts this Holiday Gift Guide has to offer. Mensa has selected some of the smartest gifts, for those hardest to find the perfect gift for, and compiled them into one list, www.us.mensa.org/giftguide.

November 12, 2012
Mensa and the National Association of Gifted Children Address the Need for Engagement Among Our Gifted Youth

American Mensa’s Gifted Youth Specialist, Lisa Van Gemert, will attend the National Association for Gifted Children Convention (NAGC), Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Tags: Gifted youth, NAGC, Mensa, Lisa Van Gemert
October 29, 2012
One Special, Special Education Teacher Receives Mensa Foundation Award

Arthella Starke of Sherwood, Oregon was selected as the Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award recipient. Starke, a Special Education teacher at Sherwood High School was nominated by the parent of a student.

Tags: Mensa Foundation, Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Distinguished Teacher, Arthella Starke, gifted youth, Mensa
October 5, 2012
Psychology Pioneer Honored with Mensa Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has announced Dr. Franz Mönks of Munster, Germany, as the recipient of the Mensa Lifetime Achievement Award for his immeasurable influence on the education and psychology of the gifted and talented

Tags: Mensa Foundation, Dr. Franz Monks, Mensa Lifetime Achievement Award
October 1, 2012
ARE WE SMARTER WHEN WE CHALLENGE OURSELVES?

American Mensa kicks off Mind Challenge Month today to celebrate all things cerebral by challenging America to do better by their brains. Training and challenging your brain can be a worthy investment of time that will reap rewards for years to come.

Tags: American Mensa, Mind Challenge Month, Dr. Frank Lawlis
June 18, 2012
MENSA MEMBER EXPOSES HER BRAINS ON PRIME TIME TV Member of Boston Mensa Joins ABC’s “Glass House” Cast
MENSA MEMBER EXPOSES HER BRAINS ON PRIME TIME TV Member of Boston Mensa Joins ABC’s “Glass House” Cast

Mensa member Stephanie Link is part of the cast of ABC’s brand new reality TV show “Glass House” premiering Monday, June18th at 10p Eastern, 9p Central.

Tags: Stephanie Link, ABC, Glass House, Team Steph, reality tv, tv show
April 23, 2012
FIVE MENSA SELECT WINNERS SEAL THE DEAL
FIVE MENSA SELECT WINNERS SEAL THE DEAL

300 judges, 68 competitor games, and forty-eight hours of nonstop board game action later, five winners emerge victorious

Tags: Mensa Select, Mind Games, 2012 Mind Games winners, 2012 Mensa Select winners
March 15, 2012
Mensa’s Brain Test App Goes Multi -Platform
Mensa’s Brain Test App Goes Multi -Platform

Mensa's Brain Test mobile phone app is now available for download on Android, Blackberry, Nokia and Windows mobile platforms thanks to mobile games producers Appshen and Barnstorm Games.

Tags: Mensa Brain Test, App, mobile phone, Appshen, Barnstorm Games, Nokia, Blackberry, Android, multi-platform
December 15, 2011
SHOP SMART THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH AMERICAN MENSA’S GIFT GUIDE
SHOP SMART THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH AMERICAN MENSA’S GIFT GUIDE

Arlington, TX - Do you want to put a creative spin on holiday shopping this year? American Mensa, the high IQ society, has the perfect thing to help you find some of the most interesting and novel gifts this season; the 2011 Mensa Holiday Gift Guide. You can find and purchase these gifts by logging on to www.us.mensa.org/giftguide

Tags: Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guide, Geico, gifts, shopping
November 21, 2011
VIRGINIA RESIDENT APPOINTED TO MENSA FOUNDATION BOARD

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation elected Dave Remine of Luray, Va., as its new President. Remine has been a member of American Mensa for 42 years and he is the only member to have held the three highest leadership positions in Mensa.

Tags: Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Dave Remine, president, MERF
November 11, 2011
New Jersey native appointed to Mensa Foundation board

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (11/11/11) – The Mensa Education and Research Foundation has appointed Don Pendley, APR, CAE, of Bloomfield. N.J.,  as its newest trustee.

Tags: Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Don Pendley, trustee, MERF
November 11, 2011
The Mensa Foundation Honors Dr. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (11/3/11) – Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation for her vast contributions to the field of intelligence in a ceremony preceding the National Association of Gifted Children Convention in New Orleans. She is the founding Director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University.  The Center, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, has produced research and development in the field of talent development, along with 50 doctorates in gifted education. 

 

Tags: Mensa Foundation, gifted youth, lifetime acheivement, Joyce Van Tassel-Baska. NAtional Association for Gifted Children, NAGC, New Orleans