Discovery Young Scientist Challenge

Many Science Olympiad events are great idea-starters for contest entry videos!
Many Science Olympiad events are great idea-starters for contest entry videos!

Enter the 2018 Competition to win $25,000! In 2016, the Grand Prize Winner, Maanasa Mendu from Mason, Ohio, was a Science Olympiad Team Member! In 2015, the Grand Prize Winner, Hannah Herbst from Boca Raton, Florida, was a Science Olympiad Team Member, too! Middle school students can upload a short video for a chance to compete in a live, head-to-head final at 3M HQ in Minnesota in October. Top Ten winners win $1,000 each, and many have come from Science Olympiad teams. See the teacher letter and contest overview for more info. Teachers can encourage specific students and Science Olympiad team members to enter by presenting the Nomination Certificate found here. Every year several Science Olympiad students are semifinalists and finalists!

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Yale Young Global Scholars

Expand your horizons with the Yale Young Global Scholars Program
Expand your horizons with the Yale Young Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Program is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together students from all over the world for two-week sessions on Yale's campus in New Haven or the Yale Center Beijing in China. In all YYGS sessions, students attend lectures by Yale faculty, as well as smaller seminars taught by Yale undergraduates and graduate students. Students also work in capstone project groups to identify a global problem facing the world today, conduct rigorous background research, and propose impactful solutions to their peers and instructors. Need-based financial aid is available and YYGS encourages students from all backgrounds to apply. Apply by February 6, 2018. 

Science Olympiad participants! Be sure to check the "Science Olympiad" box when asked where you found out about YYGS!

New for 2018 - YYGS plans to offer six summer sessions on Yale's campus in New Haven as well as a summer session at Yale Center Beijing in China:

  • YYGS Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century (ATC) July 26 - August 8, 2018

Additional and Returning Sessions include:

  • Applied Science & Engineering (ASE) June 17 - June 30, 2018
  • International Affairs & Security (IAS) June 17 - June 30, 2018
  • Frontiers of Science & Technology (FST) July 8 - July 21, 2018
  • Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE) July 8 - July 21, 2018
  • Biology & Biomedical Science (BBS) July 27 - August 9, 2018
  • Politics, Law & Economics (PLE) July 27 - August 9, 2018

Yale University is home to the Yale University Science Olympiad Student Club and hosts the Yale Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament.

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