STEM Fellowship Journal

The STEM Fellowship Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that is entirely dedicated to publishing the original research of high school and university students in STEM fields.

Editor-in-chief: Dr. Sacha Noukhovitch, Founder and President/Editor-in-Chief
Prime Minister Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM Recipient

“I am a fourth-year PhD Candidate in the Division of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. My doctoral research investigates patterns of psychotropic medication use among older adults with dementia, and broadly seeks to understand the potential unintended consequences of policies aiming to reduce antipsychotic medication use. Related to my training emphasis in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, some colleagues and I competed in the 2021 Big Data & AI Case Competition, sponsored by the BIGDataAIHUB at the Institute for Management & Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Scotiabank, STEM Fellowship, and ICUBE. As finalists, my team had the opportunity to publish our findings in the STEM Fellowship Journal — a study that used machine learning and predictive analytics to identify banking clients at risk of committing money laundering. We had an excellent experience working with Ab Thaivalappil, a Managing Editor at the Journal. The publishing process was personalized, thorough, and efficient, and we are very pleased to see our results in press.”

Daniel A. Harris, PhD Candidate

“I am a grade 12 student at The Woodlands Secondary School, and I am very passionate about the health and biomedical sciences. I recently published a viewpoint in the STEM Fellowship Journal, titled “Tocilizumab: A promising treatment for COVID-19 patients”. Given global vaccine inequity issues, the only way to reduce COVID-19 related fatality rates is to treat affected patients with existing drugs and therapy options. One such option is a monoclonal antibody agent known as tocilizumab, often used for the treatment of arthritis and shown to control cytokine storms, thereby reducing COVID-19 mortality rates. Through the stages of editing, peer-reviewing, copyediting and galley proofing, I not only learned a lot about scholarly writing but also the rigorous process for authors to publish their research in a journal. I had an amazing experience – everyone who played a part in editing, reviewing and publishing my paper was very supportive and guided me throughout the process. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to publish my work this early in my STEM career. I am looking forward to future research and publication in university, and I highly recommend all students starting from their high school years to consider publishing their papers in the STEM Fellowship Journal.”

Janani Anandan, Grade 12 student

“I’m a first year Neuroscience student at the University of Calgary and have been involved in many STEM Fellowship initiatives throughout high school. I participated in the STEMpowerment Viewpoint Competition in grade 11, and received high quality edits on my work which helped me build on my scientific communication skills. In 2021, I published my work in SFJ where my article highlights the need for research in carnivore spillovers as a possible source of the next zoonotic disease epidemic. I am also incredibly grateful for the SFJ team for the support they provided when I ran into issues during the publication process. I found the team to be incredibly understanding, and the experience helped me gain more confidence in writing scientific papers during university.”

Freeha Anjum, 1st year in BSc Neuroscience

“I am a third year student in the Translational and Molecular Medicine program at the University of Ottawa. Outside academics, I enjoy visual art and design, which drew me to the Layout Editor position. Through this position, I format manuscripts and conference proceedings using InDesign for publication in the STEM Fellowship Journal, and I work closely with the journal team members and authors to finalize the last stage in scientific publishing. Volunteering at SFJ has allowed me to be part of a team of motivated, goal-driven individuals building a meaningful platform for young students to showcase their work in STEM research. I’m fortunate to have met many great individuals who shaped my interest and professional goals in science communication and research today. I would strongly recommend volunteering at the STEM Fellowship Journal if you are seeking to progress your career in science and research.”

Danya, 3rd year in BSc Translational and Molecular Medicine

“Working as a Copy Editor at STEM Fellowship Journal has been incredible. Our team supports each other with SFJ, and with general life, academic, and professional advice. I’ve acquired new technical and soft skills which has helped me succeed as an editor and even as a scientific communicator. SFJ gives me an important responsibility to decide the fate of manuscripts. More importantly, it’s an opportunity to improve our journal and the work of young authors who wish to publish with us. In my role, I advise authors to read their work from a different perspective, help them find a rhythm in their writing, and offer a critical eye. Volunteering with STEM Fellowship is something I strongly advise all high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in pursuing a STEM career. This opportunity will allow you to develop leadership abilities while also allowing you to collaborate with like-minded people who are highly passionate about STEM.”

Safiyyah, 1st year BSc in Global Health

“Having been with the STEM Fellowship Journal throughout my final year of undergrad and now into my career, I find my role as a Technology Operations Coordinator to be a continuously fulfilling experience, not only due to the wisdom I’ve gained but also the lasting outcomes towards which I’ve contributed. On our team, I always feel empowered to explore innovative and creative ways to solve problems or optimize processes—whether that means creating guidelines or redesigning websites, the diversity of new projects keeps every week interesting while allowing me to develop critical skills in operations and logistics, user experience, and communication. Moreover, the willingness of everyone to try to understand and help each other extends beyond just the journal. Volunteering with the STEM Fellowship Journal is a great opportunity for students and young professionals passionate about STEM to expand their perspectives on science communications and research, and to do so with the support of others who share similar goals and passions.”

Vivian, HBSc in Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology, Medical Editor at Klick Health

“Throughout my PhD program, I have been volunteering as an associate editor with the editorial team of the STEM Fellowship Journal. Our team consists of many talented young scientists with various research backgrounds. Together, we share our passion about research with high school and undergraduate students by guiding them in publishing their first research paper. This experience allowed me to hone my mentorship skills as well as learn more about the processes behind publishing a scientific paper. Volunteering with the STEM Fellowship Journal is a truly rewarding opportunity that I can only recommend to individuals who are interested in sharing their passion for research and helping the next generation of scientists.”

Philipp Maurus, PhD Candidate in Kinesiology

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