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Introducing the Mensa Education & Research Foundation podcast "Conversations with Mensa," now available for listening or download. Each Conversation features up to 45 minutes of dialog between Mensans and experts in fields related to the Foundation's educational mission.

Subscribe to the Mensa Research Journal that unlocks the door to your own knowledge and understanding! Support students, teachers and researchers! Donate to the Mensa Education & Research Foundation!

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation's podcast series, Conversations with Mensa, is now available through the iTunes music store. iTunes allows listeners to easily subscribe free of charge to Conversations with Mensa, sync podcasts onto their devices, and receive new podcasts as soon as they become available. Currently posted Conversations feature topics as wide-ranging as the psychology of poker, ADD and current issues in cosmology. Upcoming conversations include reinventing yourself, genealogy and the music genome project. Conversations with Mensa is also available via the Foundation's website. If you enjoy the series, we hope that you'll take the time to rate or express your opinions!  Please direct ideas for future podcasts to iTunes is available for download at


The Mensa Foundation scholarship program is unique in that awards are given based only on essays. Grades, test scores, and financial need are not considered in the scholarship process. Visit the
Mensa Education & Research Foundation's
website for more information on awards and scholarships

“Human intelligence is the world's most important resource. We should do everything we can to nurture and protect it.”
                                                                              Phyllis Miller, Foundation Vice President

The National Awards Committee is calling for nominations for the American Mensa National Awards program. These nominations are for those members whose service to American Mensa as a national Society, or achievements benefiting the Society, have resulted in a significant contribution to the organization (as distinguished from service or contributions to local groups, regions, SIGs, etc., which may have their own awards programs.) Please send nominations of members you feel are deserving of a National Award to:
National Awards Committee, 
David Felt, PO Box 515,  Sierra Madre, CA 91025



American Mensa announces its newest member benefit - a Web-based career center that connects job seekers with prospective employers. Don't get lost on the commercial job boards! American Mensa's CareerLink is tailored just for you! 

As a job seeker, you can:
* Manage your job search
* Access hundreds of corporate job postings
* Post an anonymous résumé
* Be notified by email of new opportunities that match your search criteria
As an employer, you can:
* Quickly post job openings
* Manage your online recruiting efforts
* Take advantage of advanced résumé searching capabilities
* Reach targeted and qualified candidates
* Browse résumés for free

CareerLink is available to Mensa members and nonmembers alike. However, only current members can post résumés and apply for jobs at no charge; they can also post job opportunities at discounted rates.



The competition took place on Sunday, April 19th


From film to politics, from literature to geography and from music to history, Mensan teams of up to five members gather in their neighborhoods on a single day and, for 90 minutes, compete for cash prizes and cultural literacy bragging rights. Since its inception, more than 3,000 cultural questions have been answered by Mensan teams across the U.S. and Canada.


Answer the Mensa


If you're not already receiving the CultureQuest®-ion of the day, sign up, and you'll receive a different question via email each day along with the answer to the previous day's question. Do you know people who aren't Mensa members who love trivia and games? Feel free to let them know about the CultureQuest®-ion of the day as well! This service is open to the public.


Mind Games® is an intense weekend of play. The Mensa Mind Games® competition provides an opportunity for game manufacturers to compete in one of the most respected and recognizable national games competitions, while having their games reviewed by some of the nation's most avid game-players — members of American Mensa. Mensans judge and critique games released in the past year and award the coveted Mensa Select® seal to the top five. Board games, card games and other types of table and party games are eligible. Games are judged on aesthetics, instructions, originality, play appeal and play value. Judges fill out comment cards for each game.

 Mind Games® 2010 will be held April 16-18 at the San Diego Hilton, Mission Valley,
901 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108; 800/682-6099. 
To get the special Mensan room rate of $95, call and mention "2010 Mensa Mind Games," or reserve your room online.
 Register online now, or if you prefer, you may download this form and mail it to:

Mind Games Registration
c/o American Mensa Ltd.
1229 Corporate Dr W
Arlington, TX 76006-6103


The Mind Games® 2009 event was held on April 24-26 in Cincinnati.

More than 200 Mensans gathered April 24-26 in the Cincinnati area for Mind Games® 2009. During the three-day event, members played and rated more than 50 board and card games, designating the top five as Mensa Select®. The winners are Cornerstone (Good Company Games), Dominion (Rio Grande Games), Marrakech (Fundex Games), Stratum™ (Family Games America) and Tic-Tac-Ku™ (Mad Cave Bird Games).



2008-2009 Community Activities Program

Many Mensa Local Groups make their communities better by participating in community service activities. These community service efforts are recognized yearly by the national Community Activities Program (CAP). As well as providing recognition, the program encourages Local Groups to share their experiences and ideas with other Local Groups. Members of Local Groups participate in any community service activity they choose and enter their projects (and results) in the program. Over the years, over 200 entries have been submitted. There were 17 entries last year.

CAP is NOT a competition or contest. All legitimate entries will receive the public recognition and appreciation that they so rightfully deserve during the Annual Gathering, and will be listed in the Bulletin. The CAP entry form, in PDF format, can be found on the American Mensa Website (login required). After filling out the form, have it signed by the Local Secretary, and send it to the National Office by May 1st. The Community Services Committee members look forward to reading about and celebrating your community service activity.


Visit the Gifted Children pages!

Mensa for Kids

Sponsored by the Mensa Foundation, this educational site features fun-filled games and activities meant to encourage learning. It also provides lesson plans and other links to resources for parents and teachers of gifted children. Stop by with your favorite kid and learn something new, or just have some fun!



This page was last updated on May 29, 2013.
Web design by Marianne Demkó

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