Online Challenges for Students with a Flight to the USA from the New York Academy of Sciences

Online Challenges for Students with a Flight to the USA from the New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Date limite
31 juil. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Financement d'opportunité
Financement complet
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

The New York Academy of Sciences is looking for the world's brightest high school students (ages 13-17) to become part of The Junior Academy, joining 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.

About the Competition:-

  • The Junior Academy is a project-based learning program for students interested in creating solutions to real-world issues.
  • The Junior Academy students work together on challenges in self-selected, international teams of up to 6 members. 
  • Each team is paired with a STEM professional who serves as a mentor for the duration of the 10-week challenge period.
  • During these challenges students form international teams and work with STEM experts who mentor them as they design solutions.
  • The Academy presents challenges twice per year. Challenges run from September through December and again from January through May.
  • Challenges are preceded by a 4-week bootcamp, which provides preparation for the challenges and builds relevant skills in areas such as research methods, design thinking, and data analysis.
  • Once a challenge begins, students will self-select into teams and gain access to STEM professionals who will serve as mentors, guiding teams throughout the challenge process.


Challenge winners receive full travel scholarships to attend the Global STEM Alliance Summit at the New York Academy of Sciences held each July.


  • Age: 13–17 years old.
  • Location: Anywhere in the world.
  • Language: 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.
  • Time Commitment: Three to four hours each week during challenge periods.
  • Cost: None. The Junior Academy is completely free for participating students.

About the New York Academy of Sciences:-

The New York Academy of Sciences is the one of the oldest scientific societies in the United States. It is an independent, non-profit organization with more than 20,000 members in 100 countries with a mission is to advance scientific research and knowledge; to support scientific literacy; and to promote the resolution of society's global challenges through science-based solutions.

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