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*Please note that this agenda is subject to change

Wednesday, July 19

1:30 PM:   Arrivals

2:00–5:00 PM:   Program Specific Workshops

1000 Girls Workshop with AOL Brands
In this workshop, 1000 Girls students will receive further training on telling their stories in STEM in a series of activities led by creators at AOL Brands. More details coming soon.

Next Scholars and Wikimedia
For this workshop, Next Scholars mentees and mentors will learn more about what it takes to edit a wikipedia entry. More details coming soon.

Public Speaking Bootcamp
For this workshop, Junior Academy students and UTC STEM Scholars will have the opportunity to develop and practice their public speaking and presentation skills. More details coming soon.

5:00–5:15 PM: Break

5:15–6:00 PM:

Welcome Remarks
Ellis Rubinstein
President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Academy of Sciences

Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter
Senior Vice President, PepsiCo’s Global R&D

6:00–7:00 PM: Welcome Reception

Thursday, July 20

8:15–9:00 AM: Arrivals and breakfast

9:00–10:00 AM:

Mind Blowing STEM Lightning Talks
Mandë Holford

10:00–10:30 AM: Break

10:30–12:30 PM: Innovation Workshop*

Innovation Workshop
Learn to apply principles of scientific research and design thinking to develop STEM-based solutions to real-world problems. This hands-on workshop will walk participants through the 10 steps of the GSA Innovation Process, a framework for creative problem-solving that reflects the work of STEM professionals. This workshop will be led by Tiffany Kapler.

12:30–1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 –4:30 PM: Innovation Workshop, Continued

4:30–5:00 PM: Break and presentation preparation

5:00–6:00 PM – Innovation Workshop Presentations

6:00–7:00 PM: Reception

*From 11:00–3:00 PM Junior Academy students will go on STEM related field trips around New York City. More details can be found here.

Friday, July 21

8:00–8:30 AM: Arrivals and breakfast

8:30–9:15 AM: Keynote

9:15–11:15 AM: "Honors and Awards" Ceremony
Junior Academy Challenge winners present their solutions and the video challenge and monthly mentee highlight award winners will be recognized for Next Scholars and 1000 Girls.

11:15 AM–12:00 PM: Closing Reception

Friday, July 21st — to continue your journey as a young leader in STEM

All GSA students are invited to participate in the New York Academy of Sciences Pre-college Leadership Institute and by attending the Summit will be offered a 40% discount on the registration price. The Pre-college Leadership Institute will take place from July 21st at 5pm through July 25th. To learn more see below or visit the Pre-college Learning Institute website.

The New York Academy of Sciences Pre-College Leadership Institute Overview

The New York Academy of Sciences Pre-College Leadership Institute is a rigorous program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of 5 days, students will develop their own research agenda for and create a unique scientific project in a range of disciplines. Student groups will address real-world challenges within their own communities while developing valuable scientific and non-scientific skills—all under the guidance of real-life scientists. Students will learn how to think critically and in the context of today’s global scientific, economic and political context.

Students will receive a certification of completion at the end of the program and will be ready to implement their project in their community. Most importantly, students in the Leadership Institute will be empowered with the leadership, communication, and project planning tools to succeed in the sciences and beyond.