Taiki Aerospace Research Field, Kakuda Space Center, Tsukuba Space Center, and Chofu Aerospace Center, the Aerospace School is held at Tanegashima Space Center, with 100 high school students participating from all over Japan. Themes are set according to each center’s special features: Space science experiments (Taiki), rocket engines (Kakuda), space environment utilization (Tsukuba), aeronautical technology research (Chofu), and launch site development (Tanegashima). These themes are addressed through facility tours along with intense group discussions. For more information visit the official website here
Now in its tenth edition, the first leg of the Spanish Economics Olympiad is organised by participating universities across their catchment area, and is open to students of the Business Economics course in the Spanish national curriculum (although they may be open to considering participants from other systems).
The contest is fundamentally an examination in Economics, including knowledge tests and written commentary, with the first phase usually held around May.
The best 3 participants within each region advance to the National phase, usually held around June.
The best 5 participants nationally, in turn, are selected to participate in the International Economics Olympiad, held for the first time in September of last year.
For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/asociacionolimpiadaeconomia/olimpiada-nacional
A local chapter of the International Olympiad in Informatics, the Spanish Informatics Olympiad holds two parallel qualifying rounds between February and March, through which at least 20 finalists are selected.
At both stages, candidates are given a challenge around algorithm design and given a handful hours to solve it. Languages in recent editions have included C++, Python and Java.
Distinctively, the Olympiad holds training sessions for months prior to the first tests. The best participants are invited to represent Spain at the International Philosophy Olympiad, usually held around August.
For more information, visit https://olimpiada-informatica.org/
A local chapter of the International Philosophy Olympiad, the first stage of the Spanish Philosophy Olympiad is the Regional one, which can be held as early in the school year as December.
The best participants in each region go on to the National phase, which is held around May. At both stages, candidates are given a series of prompts, to respond to in writing, photo or film form.
All candidates are invited to conform the Spanish delegation to the International Philosophy Olympiad, also usually held around May.
As an aside, the sort of writing that this contest requires may be good exercise for students unaccustomed to the format of US university applications.
For more information visit http://redfilosofia.es/olimpiada/
Chemistry•Communication Challenge, aka “Chem-dot-Comm”, is a biennial scientific communication event organised by the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore. This competition has a long history having started in the 1970s as the Chemistry Speech Contest. Its main objective is to provide secondary school students nationwide an introduction to advanced topics in chemical sciences and their vital role in our industry, economy and society.
It is an opportunity to expose these students to public speaking before their peers and teachers, as well as to engage them in exploring new and advanced concepts in Chemistry. Through competition, we hope to motivate students towards attaining higher proficiencies in scientific oral communication by challenging them through peer- learning. Chemistry•Communication Challenge is conducted in English using a web-based presentation format. Participating schools are encouraged to use information technology (IT) to articulate and convey advanced chemical concepts. The key advantages of IT over live demonstrations is that it can leverage on the accessibility to a wide audience and connect with them through the interactivity of web-based media. Through this challenge, we hope participants will be able to develop innovative techniques to instruct difficult scientific concepts in Chemistry in a highly effective and informative manner.
For more information visit the official website here .
Coursera is an online learning platform founded by Stanford professors that offers courses, specialisations, and degrees. It provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organisations to offer courses online.
These are especially great for students to show their interest and commitment to a subject, display that they have been exposed to further study in the subject and reduces access barriers for students who are not able to access opportunities. It shows they have not allowed any physical or other limits stop them from seeking out self study.
IFSC Institute of Physics of São Carlos - Av. Trab. São-Carlense - Parque Arnold Schimidt, São Carlos - State of São Paulo, Brazil
The Escola de Física Contemporânea (EFC), originally called the Advanced Physics School, is an extension activity that takes place annually at the Physics Institute of São Carlos (IFSC), part of the University of São Paulo (USP). EFC's main goal is to enable talented students to gain exposure to the world of research by coming into contact with some of the country's most prestigious research groups and understanding the importance of science and technology in developing knowledge and wealth in the country. In addition, it is intended to expose students to entrepreneurship, reinforcing the important contributions that Physics' professionals can make when engaging in research associated with the industrial sector, whether inside or outside the academic environment. After a week of lectures, lab visits and workshops, students will develop and present a science project.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.ifsc.usp.br/efc/2019wp/
National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, Singapore
The Science Summer Camp is designed to stir curiosity and inculcate a life-long fascination for science into the students through inspiring lectures by university professors, creative workshops and engaging demonstrations at state-of-the-art laboratories at NUS for an experiential learning in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Familiarise yourself with 3D printing through hands-on modelling workshop Be a Forensic Scientist to solve a murder mystery using DNA Analysis in the “DNA Workshop” Explore sub-atomic and molecular structures using an Electron Microscope in the “Nanotechnology Workshop" Dive right into the realm of Mathematics and experience for yourself how they are applied in our daily lives Engage in hands-on activities to understand the application of chemistry in “Food Science” Immerse yourself in Singapore’s nature reserve with the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) Walk Witness the Amazing Scientific Demonstrations to discover your specific area of interest OTHER CAMP FEATURES Compete in the “Summer Camp Science Quiz” to win special prizes. An excellent opportunity to network and make new friends from Asia and beyond. Beyond the academic element, students will get to expand their social and cultural horizons by experiencing the vibrant campus life of NUS while staying at student hostels. Leisure excursions and guided city tour to top tourist destinations in Singapore. For more information visit the official website here .
The Creative Arts Programme (CAP) is jointly organised by the Gifted Education Branch, Ministry of Education Singapore and the National University of Singapore. It comprises a Creative Arts Seminar and a Mentorship Attachment, and is offered for both English and Mother Tongue participants. Taking place over end May into early June, the intensive seminar provides participants with the opportunity to attend a plethora of carefully-curated talks and workshops, as well as develop their writing during hands-on sessions. Subsequently, participants may apply for a 9 month-long mentorship programme under the guidance of local writers. Objectives: To expose participants to local literature and other forms of art. To enable participants to understand and appreciate the local, regional and global literature scene. To provide participants with the opportunity to pursue their interests as well as learn and work together with like-minded peers. To provide the opportunity for participants who show commitment and potential in writing to be mentored by a published author. To instil in participants a sense of the writer’s responsibility to society and the impact of the written word on the well-being of others.
For more information please visit the official website here .
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) conduct cetacean surveys, from their live-aboard research yacht Silurian, between April and October every year.
HWDT welcome aboard paying volunteers to assist with data collection and help monitor the various cetacean species found in Hebridean waters.
Join HWDT and have the experience of a lifetime, exploring the wilds of the Hebrides whilst contributing to a long-standing dataset – the basis of effective conservation.
Teen Team Surveys provide a fantastic experience for younger environmentalists, with participants gaining the fundamental skills required to forge a career in marine conservation. The protocol during the Teen Team Surveys is exactly the same as the Cetacean Monitoring Programme, however there will be more staff provision to offer insight and support.
Duration: 7 days
Cost: £995 per person
Participant age: 16-17
Prêmio Jovem Cientista is a competition that aims to reveal young talents, encourage scientific research in the country and to invest in students and young researchers that wish to innovate and solve important problems in our society. Beginning in 1981, this award is a CNPq initiative - the first Federal Institution to foster science, technology and innovation in Brazil. Currently, PJC has the financial support of Fundação Roberto Marinho, Fundação Grupo Boticário and Banco do Brazil.
Each year a theme is selected and students must develop a project that determines a way to solve this problem. The winners of Prêmio Jovem Cientista (in the High School category) will each receive a laptop and a CNPq scholarship to develop their project.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.jovemcientista.cnpq.br/
Projects Abroad has spent over 25 years helping volunteers and interns fulfil their potential and make the world a better place. In the days before the internet, smart phones and budget airlines, an English University Professor and some overseas colleagues had an idea: What if young people could become international volunteers? They could learn new skills and contribute to communities at the same time. That was over 25 years ago and we’ve never looked back. While plenty of other companies have followed where we lead, we’re still the gold standard in international volunteering and internships. Every Project is built on our commitment of: safety, hassle-free travel and making a real impact. Our staff are all either in-country locals who we train and support, or ex-volunteers, who have been there, experienced the projects and seen what a difference they make. Our plans for the future are big. We believe that international volunteering and internships provide a defining experience for young people as they move from adolescence into adulthood, and we know that the work we do transforms communities. We’re making the world a better place, one volunteer at a time.
For more information, visit https://www.projects-abroad.com.au/
This is how Amnesty works.
Amnesty International is the world’s largest and most-respected human rights organisation. Information obtained by our fearless researchers allow us to campaign against abuses of human rights around the world. In Australia and across the globe we bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people jailed for voicing their opinions.
Amnesty’s vital work is funded by people just like you. We’re independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. We are a diverse and democratic movement of people who demand dignity, freedom, justice and equality for all.
For more information, visit https://www.amnesty.org.au/
The Young Scientists of Australia (YSA) is a national organisation committed to promoting science and technology and helping young Australians to find the fun in it. The Young Scientists of Australia (YSA) is a national not-for-profit organisation run by and for young people aged 15 to 25, who are passionate about science. YSA runs regular social events for our community, which are open to everyone. We also organise science tours, visits and activities with partner organisations across the year. YSA works to promote science to our peers and the wider community through a variety of volunteering events and camps. What we do: Support National Science Week initiatives Volunteer for the ConocoPhillips Science Experience at Swinburne University, Federation University Australia, Melbourne University, Melbourne University Dookie Campus and at the KIOSC Centre. Volunteer for the prestigious Youth ANZAAS program Volunteer for a range of university and school programs Create custom-designed science support programs for high schools & universities Offer socials, events & camps for members and our community If you are interested in joining, please visit our membership page. If you'd like to come to one of our events to find out more about us, please have a look at our upcoming events!
For more information, visit https://www.ysa.org.au/#chapters
We're young people trying to make a fairer world. Join us.We often get told we're the leaders of tomorrow, but the truth is we don't have to wait until we've finished school or uni to start making a difference - young people are the leaders of today, and the world is ours to change. VGen exists to inspire, educate and empower young people to understand and take action on the biggest global justice issues facing the world. From human trafficking to the refugee safety crisis to eradicating extreme poverty, we're here to make a difference. Join us now.
Who we are: VGen is made up of young people aged 15–25 who want to make a difference on global issues. We know that working together is better than working alone, so VGen brings together a vibrant, diverse national and local communities of like-minded young people to build each other up, work together strategically, and create lasting change where it's needed most.
For more information, visit https://www.worldvision.com.au/get-involved/advocacy/vgen-youth
Dolgoprudny, Moscow Oblast, Russia
The international conference of scientific and technical works of schoolchildren “Start in Science” takes place within the walls of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and gathers the most talented and intelligent children from all over Russia and the CIS countries.
Students submit their research proposals and projects, which are reviewed by MIPT faculty staff and then resubmited. Projects can be submited individually or in pairs.
For more information visit the official website at http://abitu.net/start/
The National Green Schools Society is an organization that empowers students to push sustainable practices through project-based initiatives. NGSS works to enable students to use STEM to create solutions and implement initiatives in their school and in their community through capstone projects. By doing this NGSS aims to create Green Leaders for the future. NGSS is led by projectgreenschools.org
For more information visit the official webiste: http://projectgreenschools.org/green-schools-society/
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, National Capital Parks-East , Richmond National Battlefield Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
The Urban Archeology Corps is a national program where young people age 15-26 conduct a range of archeological tasks to learn about urban national parks and their surrounding communities, the diverse histories and resources that make these places special, and public service and NPS employment. While there are programs that run only through the summer months you will also find lengthier programs that run during the school year for members who are not in school or taking gap years. Programs are held at numerous sites around the United States.
For more information please visit the official website: https://www.nps.gov/articles/urban-archeology-corps.htm
National Geographic Student Expeditions are available for students aged 13+ and come in 4 different program styles. Expeditions - where you can follow a passion or interest of yours. You will be working with National Geographic leaders or professional on a project regarding a multitude of projects that you can choose from. Community Service Programs offer students the ability to make an impact in a community through a service project. Photography Workshops allow students to create a photo portfolio through field class work. It includes photo critique and also requires students to expand on their photography through journalism. University Programs have students delve into important global challenges and build skills in science, leadership, and storytelling to effect positive change in your local community. Throughout the program, you’ll participate in stimulating seminars, hands-on workshops, and active excursions.
To learn more about this opportunity on their official website: https://ngstudentexpeditions.com/
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center managed by Caltech and a leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system. The JPL Education Office works closely with NASA and Caltech, as well as educational organizations and institutions to offer internship opportunities at the laboratory to students from diverse backgrounds and in various stages of their education.
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships through this site. Students may complete a single base application and then apply for up to 15 specific opportunities during any given application session. Opportunities are available in a range of disciplines and occur at one of the many NASA research centers across the country.