Welcome to Young Science Achievers 2013-2014 Program Year
Our mission to help further motivate students in the pursuit of careers and fields of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to support teachers in this process. This year we are using Google Docs to help manage the submission and updating of YSAP projects. A new submission form will be available by November 25, 2013.
The Young Science Achievers Program offers grants of up to $500 per project for projects with two or more students in the project. (A project submitted by one student is limited to a total funding of $250 )
YSAP serves public and private high schools (grades 9 through 12) throughout New Jersey and New York City, the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex, and greater Chicago area We have partnered with the Center for STEM Research and Education at the University of Texas, Dallas and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The program is open to all students but targets young women of any ethnicity and males of African American, Hispanic, or Native American descent. A goal of this program is to increase the number of participants from under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
In addition to the support of high school teachers, students are eligible to receive mentorship support by professionals from academic and industrial research institutions. This year, we are very pleased to announce volunteers from the following partner organizations: AT&T, AT&T Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, the MIRTHE Center at Princeton University, C-SER at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Students, teachers, and mentors work during the course of the school year designing and conducting STEM research projects from a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math fields including invention projects aimed a solving a particular problem.
The winning projects will be awarded a cash prize.
YSAP students are eligible to compete for a paid summer internship at a local college or University.
Projects selected will have up to a budget of $500 for materials and supplies
Students will get an opportunity to meet real scientists and engineers and learn first hand about future career.
Future job and college admissions applications will stand out having this program and STEM research a part of your experience.
Please visit to our Program Locations Page to see what is going on near you !