American Mensa Newsroom

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 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
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,

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

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