Call for Applications: NYAS Junior Academy 2023

Applications for the NYAS Junior Academy 2023 are now open. The Junior Academy is a passionate community of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and industry leaders...

Jun 27, 2023 - 00:02
Jun 27, 2023 - 00:02
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Call for Applications: NYAS Junior Academy 2023

Deadline: June 30, 2023

Applications for the NYAS Junior Academy 2023 are now open. The Junior Academy is a passionate community of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and industry leaders from around the world. Junior Academy members are elite students and mentors who are dedicated to designing innovative solutions to society’s greatest challenges!

Each year, the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) selects an international cohort of passionate high school students (ages 13-17) to become part of The Junior Academy, who join a dynamic global network of like-minded peers and mentors. Students work together on Launchpad, the Academy’s unique, online platform. Launchpad enables students and STEM professionals to collaborate virtually as they compete in project-based challenges focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to competing in global challenges, students develop STEM and research experience while advancing vital 21st-century skills such as leadership, communication, and collaboration.

Junior Academy students work together on challenges in self-selected, international teams of up to 6 members. Each team can work with a STEM professional who serves as a mentor for the duration of the 10-week challenge period. The mentors are all highly motivated STEM leaders from academia, industry, and research. The Academy presents challenges twice per year. Challenges run from September through December and again from January through May.

Cost

  • The Junior Academy is completely free for participating students.

Eligibility

  • Junior Academy participants are enthusiastic learners and problem solvers with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). They have a desire to collaborate with international peers to address the world’s most pressing challenges.
  • They should be between 13–17 years old.
  • All program content and communication on the platform is in English, and a strong level of English proficiency is required. Students’ English proficiency will be assessed during the application process.
  • Be available to commit three to four hours each week during challenge periods.

Application

To build a community of exceptional young minds, the application process is taken very seriously. Each year, they receive thousands of applications from all over the world. Every application undergoes a review to ensure passionate students are offered the opportunity to join The Junior Academy.

The general recruitment period will close on June 30, 2023. They will be reviewing applications and notifying students of their status in the program in August 2023.

To start and complete the online application, you’ll need to:

  • Provide your background information.
  • Respond to essay questions.
  • Submit parental or guardian consent forms

For more information, visit Junior Academy.

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