Photographer: Rabab Mardini
ASD students explore STEM-oriented questions, enter NYT contest
5 high school students win ASD competition
ASD has many outlets highlighting talented creative writers in the school community. But how often do we honor writing in the sciences?
The New York Times recently promoted a competition with the aim of explaining a scientific topic in a simple, engaging manner. This year, chemistry teacher Greta Stacy invited ASD students to enter a high school-wide challenge following the guidelines of the NYT contest. Students were asked to consider what they wondered “about how the world works,” to explore the questions from “science, technology, engineering, math or health” that “might be inspired by [their] own life or experiences,” and then to produce 500 words informing a general audience about those answers.
More than 20 high schoolers entered the contest, which was judged at the local level by a blind panel of ASD teachers and staff. While the top five vote-getters’ winning pieces are featured here, all of the contestants’ work was submitted to the NYT contest, so stay tuned. Perhaps an ASD student’s STEM-centered writing will grace the screens of The New York Times Learning Network!