Here are some answers to questions that a lot of our users have been asking:
How much time should I dedicate to STEM Talks?
This is completely up to the author of the post. We recommend 2-3 posts a month and going through others’ posts/commenting. This requires around 30 minutes a month for most users. However, you can write as many posts as you want as long as there is not an existing post covering the same topic. To write quality educational content however, may require more time.
I would like STEM Talks to expand and I have some ideas, how can I share them?
Contact us through the contact page!
What can I write about?
Anything STEM related. The purpose of this blog is to be interdisciplinary and a blend of personal/ objective writing styles. More details in the next question.
I would love to participate in STEM Talks but can you give me some ideas?
Here are some ideas:
- SAT/ACT Math tutorials/tips
- Tips/ lessons for competitions such as USABO, USNCO, F=Ma exam, USACO, Science Bowl, and Science Olympiad
- Math concepts/ lessons (differentiation, error, discrete math, analysis, etc)
- Answer Cool Questions (similar to those presented on youtube channels such as SciShow)
- Advertise a new STEM related project you are working on
- Sharing your research
- Asking for STEM related opportunities
- Providing summaries of interesting but complex science papers, reviews, and journals such as nature, cell, Elsevier, science, etc.
- Talking about a specific experience with a class you are taking in school/Uni
- Talking about the future
- Computer Science/ Programming tutorials/tips/lessons
- Multi Post, interrelated lessons
So pretty much anything STEM related 🙂
What are the incentives for me?
In no particular order:
- You get to share your ideas/ opinions and get insight from other users
- You get to expand your knowledge and potentially apply it to other projects
- You can get recognition as a regular writer/ contributor on the blog and put it on your resume.
- You can spread the organization in your area
- Potential collaboration with other organizations in your school