1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program 2022-23 for Young Women in STEM

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender Female
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Open for all
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 1424
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Opportunity Description

The New York Academy of Sciences “1000 Girls, 1000 Futures” Program 2022 for Young Women in (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) STEM is now accepting applications. The 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures initiative is a ground-breaking initiative aiming to engage and progress young women interested in (STEM) jobs through mentoring and 21st-century skill development. The New York Academy of Sciences invites young women ages 13 to 17 from all over the world to participate in 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures to receive mentorship from female STEM experts, gain access to college readiness & leadership coursework, and network with other girls who are passionate about STEM.

Organized by: New York Academy of Sciences
Closing date: June 30, 2022
Result Notification: August 2022
Program Duration: 10 months (Sep 2022 to June 2023)

On Launchpad, the Academy’s unique virtual learning platform, 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures, encourages young women to learn independently and cooperatively. Students finish the coursework at their own pace on Launchpad and apply their abilities to work on various projects with their peers. Mentors are provided to help students navigate the college admission process and create professional objectives throughout the program.

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Benefits:

  • The successful applicants will have the chance to career development in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math;
  • This program is entirely free, and no costs are chargeable to the participants;

Eligibility Criteria:

For Students:

  • Participants in 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures are eager learners interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 17.
  • Be from anywhere on the planet.
  • All program content and platform communication is in English, and a high level of English ability is expected. During the application process, students’ English competence will be evaluated.
  • Students will complete at least 2 self-paced learning modules during the program year from September to May. Each module typically takes three to four hours per week to finish.

For Mentors:

  • Self-identified women pursuing a Ph.D. in a STEM-related subject or working in a STEM-related sector are qualified mentors for 1000 Girls 1000 Futures.
  • Capable of using at least one communication device with an internet connection
  • Capable of communicating clearly in both spoken and written English.
  • Capable of committing to 3-5 hours of program training and monthly participation in the program from September to June.
  • Dedicated to engaging and inspiring the next generation of young women worldwide.

Application Requirements:

For students:

  • Respond to the following questions in 100-500 words
    Why do you want to be in The Junior Academy or 1000 Girls 1000 Futures? What will you get out of the program, and what makes you a good candidate?
    Describe a problem that exists in the world that you would like to solve. This could be a local or global problem. Why do you want to solve it?
  • Filled & signed Parental Consent Form

For mentors: 

  • CV
  • Submit a video answering 2 of the following questions:
    1. What makes a good mentor, in your opinion?
    2. How would you help teams overcome conflict?
    3. How do you expect working on an international student team to be different from non-international?
    4. What excites you most about mentoring students interested in STEM?

How to apply for the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program?

Apply online to this program before the closing date.

1000 Girls 1000 Futures is an online program. Students must have access to at least 1 communication device, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer with an internet connection, in order to participate.

Apply as a Student
Apply as a Mentor

For further information about the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program, please visit the New York Academy of Sciences website.

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