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STEMpowerment Viewpoint Challenge

2022 SciComm Viewpoint Challenge Mentor Applications are Now Open!!! Mentee registration will commence July 31st, 2022. 

Mentee registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the availability of mentors. The 2022 SCVC is open to all students, regardless of participation in the Research Exploration Opportunity. 

Contact Cherisse Tan for more information: cherisse.tan@stemfellowship.org

Mentee Registration

(Grades 10-12)

Mentor Application

(Undergraduate and Graduate STEM students and degree-holders)

STEMpowerment Viewpoint Challenge

To complement our Research Exploration Opportunity,  which provides high school student mentees the chance to conduct novel research in University labs, we started the SciComm Viewpoint Challenge (formerly STEMpowerment Viewpoint Challenge) in 2019 to provide our mentees an opportunity to hone their scholarly writing skills. Through the SciComm Viewpoint Challenge, mentees have the opportunity to publish their scientific viewpoints in the STEM Fellowship Journal (SFJ), an open-access peer-reviewed academic journal published by Canadian Science Publishing. 

 

Mentees will be offered guidance throughout the process by their assigned undergraduate- and graduate-level mentors, the SFJ editors upon submitting their scientific viewpoints, and doctorate-holding peer-reviewers in a respective field. Additionally, we empower students with the tools to succeed through interactive scholarly writing webinars. For instance, our “Blueprint to a Viewpoint” webinar overview can be seen below (subject to updates): 

Publication and Awards

 

All interested mentees will have the opportunity to submit their scientific viewpoints for publication. Each year, the author of the top scientific viewpoints will be awarded with free or discounted publications (sponsored by the SFJ). In 2021, $1400 of discounted publication fees were offered as awards (subject to change). For more information on the STEM Fellowship Journal, please visit: https://journal.stemfellowship.org/journal/sfj

Please see below for the past winners.

2021 Winners

Disclaimer: 2021 papers are currently unpublished and may be subject to change as they are undergoing a standardized academic peer review process by doctorate-holding experts in respective fields.

2020 Winners

Disclaimer: 2020 papers are currently unpublished and may be subject to change as they are undergoing a standardized academic peer review process by doctorate-holding experts in respective fields.

 

2019 Winners

 

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