Deadline: July 12, 2023
Submit your article proposals for the Youth STEM Matters Issue 2 Print Edition. Issue 2 will have a Nature-Based Solutions theme. You are invited to share your research, ideas and innovations!
Following on from the Issue 1 Youth STEM Matters Print Edition, published in 2022, Issue 2 will again be packed with the STEM-based research, ideas and innovations of young people from around the world. They are giving YOUth a platform to speak up on the issues you care about, and by taking part you’ll empower other youth around the world to take action for a better world too.
Issue 2 Theme: Nature-Based Solutions
Planet Earth is our home, yet it is under threat. The climate and ecological crises have meant plummeting biodiversity, ecosystem collapse, and a sixth mass extinction event. A healthy natural world is critical for our food systems, health, communities, and economy, and is heavily interlinked with the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But nature can also play a key role in inspiring and providing the solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. That’s why Youth STEM Matters have chosen Nature-Based Solutions as the theme for their second print edition – with your help, they can find STEM solutions to the challenges faced by communities and individuals across the globe, by taking inspiration from, and directly using, natural solutions.
So, what are nature-based solutions? Nature-based solutions means using nature to address societal and STEM challenges, providing benefits for communities, human wellbeing, and biodiversity. Often, nature-based solutions involve the protection, sustainable management, or restoration of the natural world, or the re-incorporation of natural processes into areas where they have otherwise been lost, such as cities or agricultural areas. However, nature-based solutions can also mean using natural or biological processes to inspire the creation of new technology or concepts. Nature-based solutions should always be planned and implemented with the advice, consent, and primary involvement of local communities and indigenous people.
- They are looking for a diverse group of young people from around the world;
- Applicants should be between age 22 & under;
- Individual or group submissions accepted;
- You don’t need any previous experience in writing articles to submit your work to Youth STEM Matters – they are looking for young people who have something to say and are willing to work hard alongside their team to write, edit and refine their article, so it looks great in the print edition!
To submit, all you need is a proposal outlining what you’d like to write about. The best proposals will focus on a specific niche topic/issue and will provide a clear outline of how the author(s) intend to approach their article. All articles should provide a new and unique insight into the issue, for example through providing the author’s own perspective, raising awareness of an issue that is rarely spoken about, or approaching a topic from a new angle.
For more information, visit Youth STEM Matters.