The Strauss Center is accepting submissions for its op-ed collaboration with SpaceWatch.Global. Graduate students from any UT program are welcome to submit op-eds on any issue related to space safety, security, and sustainability. This is a valuable opportunity for students to receive feedback on their writing and to gain exposure in the field by being published in a global space news platform.
- Interested students should refer to the “Op-ed Writing: Tips and Tricks” Guide provided by The Op-Ed Project to aide in their drafting process. The SSSS Program has two primary requirements for its op-eds:
- Op-eds should be ~700 words in length and must present their primary argument by word 200.
- Op-eds must include an acknowledgement of a possible or likely counterargument. This offers an opportunity to illustrate that you have done your research and to debunk any arguments which you find to be spurious.
- Once a student has completed their first draft, they are required to schedule a free, 45-minute appointment with the University Writing Center.
- After their Writing Center appointment, students may submit their op-ed to Alison Prince, Senior Research Program Coordinator, via email at [email protected].
- The op-ed will be reviewed and edited by the SSSS Program Lead and other SSSS program affiliates. Op-eds typically undergo two to three rounds of review before being finalized, but all will not necessarily be accepted for publication.
- Once the op-ed has been approved, students will be asked to submit a high-resolution headshot and short bio. The SSSS program will submit it for final review and approval to SpaceWatch.Global.
Former SSSS Op-eds:
Alyssa Goessler, 2021
Alyssa Goessler, 2020
Nick Barracca, 2020