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Grainger College of Engineering: Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Program

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Academic Level:
High School Students

Rising 10th - 12th graders from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin are encouraged tto apply to participate in the Young Scholars STEMM Research Program for 6 weeks during the summer. Participating students gain hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of various STEMM fields, such as cancer immunology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, physics, quantum mechanics, bioengineering, electrical engineering, and more! This program is an Increasing Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA) initiative that provides support and empowerment of traditionally excluded populations in STEMM. IDEA initiatives provide a safe environment to build a community of peers and mentors who empower one another to be confident and courageous in their exploration of STEMM.

Participants will be assigned to a research group based on evidence within their application such as the personal statement and the coursework that has been recently completed. To help narrow that focus, we ask applicants to pick two of the following three Young Scholar programs that seem most interesting to them when applying.

-POETS Young Scholars work with researchers in the Center for Power Optimization and Electrothermal Systems. This center focuses on building better batteries or power distribution processes, gaining greater efficiency in large vehicles. This work is at the intersection of electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials science.

-SpHERES Young Scholars work with researchers affiliated with the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, a premier institution where bioengineers work hand-in-hand with medical providers. The Sparking High Schoolers' Excitement for Research in Engineering and Science program focuses on medicine, bioengineering, and neuroscience.

-Grainger Engineering Young Scholars (GEnYuS) work in department-specific research groups that might include computer science, mechanical engineering, nuclear or quantum physics, aerospace engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and more.

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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Artificial Intelligence
Biomedical Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Medical Sciences
STEM Fields

Electrical Engineering
Engineering Research
Mechanical Engineering
STEM Education

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Page last updated 3/29/2024 2:03:25 PM
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