At Youth Leading in STEM we are passionate about improving STEM educational outcomes and science communication skills for students in Year 9 and Year 10 from regional and/or disadvantaged public schools in NSW and the ACT. We host a 3-day event at the ANU where students participate in a wide array of workshops and activities in STEM disciplines including biological anthropology, physics, astronomy, chemistry and humanitarian engineering. This is followed by a mentorship program for the remainder of the year where ANU students support participants to develop their own STEM project for their school or community. We are a joint initiative of Engage University Outreach, Robogals ANU and Engineers Without Borders (ACT), sponsored by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, the ANU Joint College of Sciences and Inspiring the ACT.
Please see our ‘What We Do’ page for more information. If you are a student or teacher that has been contacted about the program and are interested in applying, please see our ‘Apply’ page for information and the application form. If you are a mentor, please also go to the ‘Apply’ page for a form, and the ‘Mentorship Program’ section for more information.
Due to COVID-19, YLS did not run a program in 2020, however, we are back in 2021 with our fourth annual program!
Plans are in place for a June 2021 program. Further information will be released soon regarding applications for students, teachers and mentors.
Please note the site is in the process of being updated.