Why does snow sometimes turn red? Can Saturn’s rings help to reveal what’s happening in the planet’s core? In the annual New York Times STEM Writing Contest, students can choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health, then write an engaging 500-word explanation for a general reader. The winners' essays will be published on The New York Times Learning Network.
Join these 4-week classes, taught by published authors and university teachers graduated from/teach at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley and UT Austin! Your child will write and revise an essay, so that they will be ready to submit to the contest by the deadline (Feb 15, 2023). They will also be able to submit to publish in the NextGen Edu online journal!
For Age 11-17.
--Find a STEM-related question, concept or issue they are interested in
--Explain a complex and interesting science, math, engineering or technology concept to a general audience, using the Science Times column Trilobites as a model
--Learn from last years' winners
--Write an exemplary STEM essay, get individualized feedback and submit to the contest We’ll cover the most important elements of STEM writing considered by the NY Times STEM writing team:
--How to hook the reader: strategies for engaging readers and teachers from the opening paragraph
--Explain why a topic or an issue matter in a larger context
--How to incorporate information from the sources: quoting and paraphrasing experts and research
Curriculum co-designed by STEM experts, Google computer scientist & senior software engineer, and Dr. Jiang Pu, founder of NextGen Edu.
Class size: 4-8 students
Cancellation and rescheduling policy: This is a one-time class. Students may swtich to other NY Times STEM writing classes if spots are available. If no spots are available, you will receive credit toward another/future ongoing class, camp or learning experience at NextGen Edu. Additional written feedback: Our teachers will provide invidualized feedback on student writings. If your students need additional supervsion after the class is over, please email us for the request. We will provide 1-on-1 written feedback for the writing part. Professor Man, Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton Univ., will help review the content of student essays.