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Sun, Feb 13


Google Classroom + Zoom video recordings

New York Times STEM Contest Writing Class-FLEX (Flexible Schedule)

Take the 4-week contest writing class based on your own schedule and join weekly google classroom discussions! For students age 11-18. $20 per week/per student. Class size 3-15 kids. Finish the lessons and submit before the contest deadline of 3/9/2022.

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New York Times STEM Contest Writing Class-FLEX (Flexible Schedule)
New York Times STEM Contest Writing Class-FLEX (Flexible Schedule)

Time & Location

Feb 13, 2022, 9:00 AM PST – Mar 09, 2022, 11:59 PM PST

Google Classroom + Zoom video recordings

About the Event

Class Experience: (For students age 11-18)

Since our live online classes are all filled, we provide this FLEX class for those students who are interested in taking the class on a flexible schedule at their own pace. 

If your students want to submit to the New York Times STEM Writing contest for 2022, please finish the lessons and submit their essay before 3/9/2022

Students will: 

  • have access to the video recordings of the 4-week New York Times STEM writing class
  • join a google classroom for weekly discussions and assignments specifically designed for this class 
  • watch the 4 weekly hour-long video lessons at their own schedule and at their own pace
  • have access to resources posted in the google classroom 
  • have the option of receiving 1-on-1 written feedback or in-person private lesson at the end of the class (optional; not required) 

In this 4-week FLEX class, students will write a STEM essay and submit to the New York Times STEM Writing Contest.

Students will:

  • 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

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

Instructor: Our teachers are published authors and university teachers graduated from/teach at Harvard, UC Berkeley and UT Austin.

Curriculum co-designed by STEM experts, Google computer scientist & senior software engineer, and Dr. Jiang Pu. Guest reviewer: Professor Man, Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton Univ., will help review the content of student essays. Class will be taught by a published author/editor and educator.

(Optional) If students want to learn more about STEM research basics and writing, they may enroll for the 11-week (1 hour/class) STEM writing class starting in March (Live, small class size):

Thursday classes (Grades 6-8; Grades 9-11)

Monday classes (Grades 6-8; Grades 9-11)


  • NYTimes STEM writing-FLEXclass

    This includes: 1. 4 video recordings (1-hour long each) for the New York Times STEM writing classes; 2. access to google classroom

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