This autumn, a group of SLI middle school students took the initiative to start their own student-run magazine, called STEMATIX. The first issue was recently released, featuring articles on a wide range of topics. It includes an interview with STEM industry professionals, a couple creative writing pieces and comic strips with STEM themes, and columns on STEM jobs, toys, and gadgets.
As the editor’s note says, “This is a 100% student run magazine, and is meant to promote STEM and the SLI program at Cabrillo Middle School.” No teacher or administrator was involved; the magazine is a student project from start to finish, including the graphic design, the writing, and the research. As a program, SLI strongly encourages students to take initiative and pursue their passions, challenging themselves to try something new. STEMATIX team, editor and writers all, congratulations on your first issue!