Last year, we ran our second student essay contest. We were thrilled by the responses from 300 students from across the state. Students wrote all about ocean pollution, food insecurity, foster care, and much more – but we wanted more people to hear their stories.
So, we started a podcast to amplify students voices across Ohio and the world. We learned that no matter what the problem is, we can use our STEM skills to solve it – skills like perseverance, collaboration, creativity, and so many others. That podcast is called Greater Than STEM, and it launched this February.
For our essay contest, we want to keep learning and feature even more students.
Do you want the world to hear your story? Do you want to team up with an expert in the field to teach people all about your topic? Do you just want to hear your voice on a podcast with fun sound effects?
Here’s your chance. A few selected participants will be interviewed for the next season of Greater Than STEM and maybe even win prizes to help you pay for college!
Tell us about a problem in your life, community, or world. How did you learn about it? How are you using STEM skills to solve it?
Listen to an episode of Greater Than STEM. How can you tell the story of your problem? Why does it matter? And what are you doing about it?
Follow along this brainstorming worksheet to organize your thoughts.
The top submissions in middle and high school will win $200, and a few of our favorites will be interviewed for the next season of Greater Than STEM!
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!