February 2024 Newsletter

2/29/20245 min read

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red rose in close up photography


Welcome to the inaugural edition of STEM Spotlight, STEM Unite’s exciting glimpse into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! We’re so excited to unveil this platform designed just for you, where we’ll discover the latest breakthroughs, share invaluable resources, and celebrate the wonders of STEM!

Here’s what some of our members have to say about this exciting addition to our organization...

”Through various diverse and invigorating initiatives, STEM Unites offers a refreshing outlook on various aspects of STEM fields, and, we hope that our newest edition- the STEM Unites newsletter, provides you with a refreshing perspective of STEM, through a literary format!"

- Harneet Sammewali, Secretary

"Thank you so much for checking out the first edition of STEM Spotlight! I hope you find the resources and information interesting and helpful. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions. Looking forward to many more editions in the future!"

- Matthew Tan, Website Coordinator

In this edition of STEM Spotlight, get ready for beneficial study tips, dive into some fun games, and catch up on the latest STEM news buzzing around the glove. But that’s not all – we’ve also curated a treasure trove of scholarships, just waiting for you to explore and unlock your STEM ambitions.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into this edition and let the adventure begin! Happy exploring!

Study Tips to Help you Ace your Science Exams

As tests and midterm exams draw nearer, the STEM Unites team has crafted a helpful post to aid you with your science exams! Here's a quick glimpse of what it includes.

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purple and pink plasma ball

1. Biology

Let's prep for biology exams with some study advice! Start by making mind maps to organize concepts. Then, sketch diagrams to visualize processes, making cells and systems easier to grasp. Lastly, chat about learning goals with a buddy; explaining concepts out loud helps them stick. Give these tips a try and conquer those biology exams!

2. Chemistry

Ready to conquer your chemistry exams? Use some of these tips in your studying! First, dive into practice problems right after studying to reinforce your understanding. Then, master each formula on your formula sheet by applying it to questions. Lastly, use visual aids like models and drawings to grasp complex concepts. Good luck on your exams!

3. Physics

Give these strategies a try and conquer those physics exams! First, make sure you understand the theories behind formulas—it's key to mastering them. Next, prioritize your course materials like notes and textbooks to guide your studying. Then, tackle problems involving similar concepts to reinforce your understanding. And don't hesitate to redo problems you're struggling with—it's a great way to improve.

4. Learn More

We hope you found that post intriguing! If you’d like to read more about study tips and STEM topics in general, you can find additional content on our Instagram page below.

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Welcome to our STEM News section, your gateway to the latest developments in the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Dive in for a quick dose of STEM excitement, and get ready to discover the innovations that are shaping our world!

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photo of moon surface
Privately owned Odysseus lander makes first U.S. moon touchdown in half-century

On February 22, Odysseus, a spacecraft from Intuitive Machines, made history as the first U.S. craft to land on the moon in over 50 years. Using its methane-fueled engine, it slowed down by 4,000 mph, landing at 6:23 p.m. ET. This milestone ignites a new age in space exploration, with NASA eyeing a crewed moon mission by 2026. With each passing day, humanity comes closer and closer to conquering the cosmos.

If this topic interested you, check out the link below for more information!

Scientists successfully test robot’s surgery skills in space

In a groundbreaking experiment, scientists deployed spaceMIRA, a cutting-edge robot, to the ISS. Guided remotely from Earth, it performed surgical tasks in zero gravity. Success could mean advanced medical aid for astronauts and potentially remote surgical solutions for underserved communities on Earth. The cosmos meets healthcare innovation! 🌌🤖

If this topic interested you, check out the link below for more information!


Every single edition of STEM Spotlight promises to include an exceptional selection of opportunities for readers like you! In this first edition, we are thrilled to unveil four scholarships with values up to $20k ready for you to apply to!

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university during daytime

1. Canada's Luckiest Student 2024

Enter to win a grand prize bundle for school, featuring $20,000, free groceries, tech, and travel. Sign up for Canada's Luckiest Student contest for your shot at amazing rewards! Deadline: June 2024. Click below for more details.

2. UNB First Year’s Tuition Free

Win a chance for Free Tuition at the University of New Brunswick! Open to all graduating Canadian high school students. Prize includes tuition for two semesters and a MacBook Air or iPad Pro. Contest closes June 1, 2024. Details available below.

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10 and one 10 us dollar bill

3. Brower Youth Awards

The Brower Youth Awards celebrate young environmental leaders aged 13-22 in North America. Each winner receives $3,000, a documentary about their work, and a trip to San Francisco. Applications close April 8, 2024. Learn more below.

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person holding there is no planet b poster

Looking for more resources?

We consistently refresh our website with additional STEM resources - explore our resources page to delve deeper! Stay tuned for our next newsletter release for even more resources!

4. Bank of Canada Scholarship Awards

The Bank of Canada offers a $8000 CAD scholarship program for Post Secondary Students who are Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, Francophone, disabled, and those who identify as a member of a visible minority group or racialized group. Apply below between early March to end of May.

Final Comments

Thank you for being a valued member of our organization and for taking the time to read our first edition of STEM Spotlight! This inaugural release marks the beginning of an exciting journey where we aim to share captivating updates, stories, and opportunities from the world of STEM with you. As we eagerly anticipate future releases, we invite you to share your suggestions, feedback, and questions with us. Your input is invaluable as we strive to enhance and refine our content. Wishing you all the best until our next edition of STEM Spotlight!

Warm regards,

STEM Unites

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