Thank you for joining me on this journey! This site is intended to be a hub of students who are both scientists and writers. I hope that this can evolve to be a center of communication for members to talk about what they hear from the news, something novel and interesting they learnt from class, what they are working on in STE(A)M, and any thoughts/advice they have for fellow & aspiring student scientists.
“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.” — Richard Feynman
This is inspired by my stint as a writer at The Wannabe Scientist, which first introduced me to science writing. It had been nearly four years since (and the website no longer exists), but I thought that it was a wonderful community of students who got to share ideas with each other on different scientific fields. Another academic and writing oriented community I had been engaged in had been The Prospect, which unfortunately had been discontinued around three years ago as well. My goal is to create one that is similar for students in this era and to continue on as I progress through my time as a scientist (and beyond).
There is a certain amount of fascination the public has for the sciences, but it is unfortunate that a lot of the circulating materials on social media had been increasingly click-bait like. For our generation, more robust scientific works and articles are not read in favor of these pop-up articles, and I want to ensure the integrity and quality of the materials provided.
From what I see, the American education (this site is primarily targeting U.S. students, so far) had always inspired one to press on and express curiosity about the world around oneself. There are a lot of opportunities for students to explore here, and I hope that this spirit of exploration can carry on, on paper, so that we can showcase what we know to each other, and to students around the world.