The sharing of ideas – communication – is touted as a key aspect in business. We want to develop these skills in youth intending to go into STEM fields. StemTalksNC is a multi-user blogging platform where users can share their insights, journey, reflections, news, ideas, and accomplishments about STEM. This innovative blog will help you expand your knowledge in order for you to achieve a growth mindset.
Here is how it works:
Users will first create a WordPress.com account and send their details over to us by email. Then, we will authorize them to be an author on the StemTalksNC blog. They now can write about anything and everything STEM-related (see our FAQ page for ideas). Each post usually takes about 20-30 minutes to make and by making 3 posts a month, you will become recognized as a regular contributor. If the writer is stuck, needs help, or doesn’t know something, our team of editors will help them solve his/her problem. We ensure that all blog posts on this website are top-notch quality. It is more important for us to create a few quality posts rather than a large number of lower quality posts.
Currently, we have several categories of blog posts such as Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Maths, and Technology. We are in the process of making a series of blog posts about advanced classes in schools such as AP Biology and AP Chemistry. We also are in the middle of making several series on current scientific research. Our first of such series is available to view on the blog. It focuses on Biotechnology and CRISPR.
If you have any questions and/or interested in joined StemTalksNC, please do not hesitate to contact us!
About the Founders:
Hi, my name is Tahmid Islam and I am one of the two cofounders of STEM Talks NC. As of Fall 2019, I am a High School Senior. I am looking into a medical career. Currently, I am doing a research internship at NCSU, a volunteer for the Zakat Foundation, a personal tutor for math and science, and I am involved with some religious organizations.
Hi, my name is Sai Rachakonda and I am one of the two cofounders of STEM Talks NC. As of Fall 2018, I am High School Junior. I am looking into a medical career, specifical oncology due to having a piqued interest from talking to and shadowing cancer care specialists. I am intrigued by the disease’s nature of defect coming from within the body’s own cell cycle and regulation and not from the exterior environment. Currently, I do scientific research at NCSU, am the co-president of my school’s Science Club, a board member at my school’s TEDed club, and part of various other organizations such as Mission Education, TSA (Technology Student Association), and volunteering organizations. For fun, I love to world build and delve into depths of fantasy novels.