YouSTEM is a free web resource that aims to make it easy to find and browse information about local programs for K-12 students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Most of the listed programs are free! The types of programs listed include internships / lab volunteer positions, guided labs, and seminars.
Students should use YouSTEM to find local internships, volunteer positions, classes, camps, and conferences in the subjects that they are interested in. Parents and teachers can also use YouSTEM to find opportunities for a K-12 student.
Most of these programs are free for students or pay a stipend, the cost is indicated on the Program Summary on the Main Page. Additional information and details regarding the Program eligibility requirements and application are listed on the Program Info page for each program.
Although the YouSTEM website provides an extensive overview of each program including details such as application deadlines, requirements, prerequisites, etc., you cannot apply from the YouSTEM website itself. Instead, you need to visit the official program website (by clicking the link provided on the program info page) and follow the instructions for applying.
To get further information regarding program dates for next year, you can contact the program director using contact details listed on the Program Info page, you can check the official website, or you can check back later to see if the information has been updated on YouSTEM.
There are many different types of programs listed here so it may be difficult to decide what program would be right for you. However, if you fit the grade/age and other requirements, then you are making a good start. You want to make sure that you are interested in what the program has to offer before applying. It is helpful to check out the official website for the program (the link is available on the program info page) as there may be testimonials from past participants that can help you make your decision.
That depends on the program you are interested in. The information regarding housing may be listed on the program info page on YouSTEM. You should also check the official website for the program.
The level of competition for admission depends on the program that you are applying for. If you would like to talk to someone to see how strong a candidate you are for a program, you can contact the Program Director listed on the program info page.