CONGRATULATIONS TO JUSTIN WANG ON BEING NAMED A WINNER IN THE NY TIMES STEM WRITING CONTEST!!!
Congrats to Justin Wang for being named a winner in the fourth annual New York Times STEM Writing Contest! Justin won with his essay entitled, “Nature’s Solution to Plastic Pollution: The Amazing Power of the Wax Worm.” Science News and The New York Times Learning Network invited teenagers from all over the world to choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health, and then write an engaging 500-word explanation that would be understood by scientists and nonscientists alike. Over 3,000 submissions were received from middle and high school students between the ages of 13-19, hailing from national and international locations. Society for Science played a pivotal role in promoting the contest to teachers and their audiences, stressing the competition’s focus on science literacy and communication.