The STEM Read Podcast: Springboards For Wonder With John Green And Melanie Koss
Author John Green has chronicled love, loss, and mental illness in his award-winning young adult novels like The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and Turtles All the Way Down. He weaves wonderful stories in his novels and his YouTube series’ like Mental Floss, Crash Course, and the Vlogbrothers videos he exchanges with his brother Hank Green.
His latest book is The Anthropocene Reviewed, an essay collection rating life itself. STEM Read director Gillian King-Cargile (@gkingcargile) will talk to John Green about his new book, his writing process, and his decision to take a break from fiction.
Joining her on the interview is Melanie Koss, associate professor of literacy education at Northern Illinois University’s College of Education. After the interview, Melanie and Gillian will share ideas for using The Anthropocene Reviewed as a springboard for wonder in classrooms, writing and life.
- John Green’s Website
- The Anthropocene Reviewed Podcast
- “Turtles All the Way Down” and mental health
- Amy Krouse Rosenthal
- John’s Review of Halley’s Comet
- NIU’s Future Telling web series has more great talks with authors and STEM Experts
- Melanie Koss
- Science Riot! Save the Date. We’re doing a virtual show with them on June 18, 2021!
- The Science and Entertainment Exchange gets very nerdy with very cool guests working in STEM and entertainment
- Profs and Pints covers all kinds of topics to “democratize access to higher learning”
- NIU’s STEM Cafés are virtual programs to feed your mind on a steady diet of cutting-edge research
- STEM Read’s Science + Fiction Camp is a virtual camp for teens this July. We explore STEM topics by meeting experts, digging into great sci-fi, and researching and writing speculative fiction rooted in STEM facts. It’s just one of the many virtual summer camps offered at NIU this summer.
- “We are all cabinets of wonders.” ? Brian Selznick, Wonderstruck