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NYTimes STEM Writing Contest (Sundays-4-week class)

NYTimes STEM Writing Contest (Sundays-4-week class)


Sunday class sold out. Please check out other dates. We also have 11-week and 15-week STEM writing classes. 

Dates: 2/6-3/6 (Sundays; 4 weeks; no class 2/13)

Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM PST /5:30PM-6:30PM CST/6:30PM-7:30PM EST 

  • Class description

    For students age 11-17

    In this 4-week 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

    (Optional) If students want to learn more about STEM research basics and writing, they may enroll for the 15-week (1 hour/class) STEM writing class:  

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

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

  • 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. 

  • Class size

    Max size: 8 students

    4-8 students /grades 5-8

    4-8 students /grades 9-11



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