Science Olympiad has a thriving relationship with Yale University, where a group of Science Olympiad undergraduate alums host an excellent and well-attended Invitational Tournament. While many of our Science Olympiad teams on the East Coast and surrounding areas have gotten to know the campus better by competing at Yale, we’d like to take it a step further and invite students on Science Olympiad teams in your state to consider applying for the Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) program. Working with the coordinators of YYGS, we’re hoping to help expand their reach and bring more STEM-focused students to the program.
The YYGS Program is an academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on the Yale campus. Participants will attend lectures by distinguished Yale faculty, participate in a variety of topical seminars designed specifically for YYGS and working in teams, develop and present a novel, pragmatic response to a contemporary challenge in one of the core program areas. YYGS has now expanded to accommodate 1,000+ participants. Need-based scholarships are available, and well-rounded students are welcome.
**Apply by January 31, 2017**
New for 2017 - Science & Technology sessions:
- Frontiers of Math & Science (June 19 - July 2, 2017)
- Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (June 19 - July 2, 2017)
Additional and Returning STEM Sessions include:
- Applied Science & Engineering (July 9 - July 22, 2017)
- Biological & Biomedical Science (July 27 - August 9, 2017)
- Politics, Law & Economics (July 27 - August 9, 2017)
- International Affairs & Security (July 9 - July 22, 2017)
Please visit this page to learn more and find a link to the application:
Science Olympiad participants! Be sure to check the "Science Olympiad" box when asked where you found out about YYGS!
For the many new teams and coaches that have contacted me over the summer, welcome! You will find what you need on the website and please e-mail me if you have further questions. Your membership fee includes a rules manual, invitation to participate in your regional tournament, state tournament (if qualified from regionals) and the national tournament (if qualified from the state tournament). Insurance coverage is also included for any sanctioned Science Olympiad event (this does not include private invitational tournaments).
With the ability to register online, and some changes that will be coming with the paperwork this spring, we don’t anticipate the paper monster we create each year with the fax, but there will be occasions that it will be necessary. This fax goes straight to my e-mail so I can actually confirm faxes this year without having to wait until I get home. Along with that, I would remind everyone that e-mail is the best way to get ahold of me. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Like all volunteer agencies, we all have regular jobs that we have to perform and cannot be summoned 24 hours a day.