Received Introductions of Members of NYEX
October 29, 2004 10:20:00The new website of the Network of Youth Excellence is under construction and is going to be ready in the very near future. It is high time to submit the short summary and logo of your organization!
On this page we would like to have a short summary of all the members across the world. If you haven't sent us the short summary of your work and your picture please do so by sending an email to Mr. Szilárd Kui (). Here is a brief overview of those received so far.
XLAB-Göttingen Experimental Laboratory
XLAB- the Göttingen Experimental Laboratory for Young People e.V. is an institution at the University of Göttingen. The aim is to arouse the interest of young people in natural sciences by offering a broad variety of practical experiments.
XLAB offers experiments in all natural sciences for high school students between 13 and 20 years of age. In all highly developed countries the number of young people taking up university studies in all natural sciences is decreasing dramatically. At the same time there is a great increase in knowledge in all the scientific disciplines. Our every day life is depending more and more on recent research results and technical developments.
Who is going to keep all this knowledge when there is only little interest among the youth? Scientists are asked helping us to address this problem.
Central experimental laboratories will enable school students
- to gain a realistic idea of what the study of natural sciences at the university will demand
- to enhance the general knowledge in natural sciences and to understand the work of scientists
- to get to know working areas involving the natural sciences
XLAB represents a broad network of several scientific institutes together with high school teachers its XLAB’s reputation has spread far beyond Göttingen and attracts high school students from all over Germany, and since summer 2003 ,from all over the world.
XLAB offers a variety of practical experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Geological Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The XLAB homepage informs about our experiments and other special events. Experiments for school students up to 16 years of age are organized and carried out by school teachers. Scientists design and supervise the experiments for more advanced high school students and university Students in their first year as well.
The Irish Centre for Talented Youth
The Irish Centre for Talented Yoth (CTYI) runs programmes for academically talented students between the ages of 6-16 years. The courses provide fast paced course work for bright students who are to study subjects with more detail and in more depth than in school. CTYI has centres in various locations around Ireland and every Saturday students come from all over the country to participate in these classes. Students can study subjects as diversified as archaeology to zoology.
Most of our instructors are experts in their field and the students enjoy the extra challenge of a college-like curriculum. Our course for 12-16 years olds is an International programme and we welcome students worldwide to participate in our highly exciting classes. For details on how to participate please look at our web-page.
Visnjan Educational ProjectIntroduction to Science Through Astronomy
Rockefeller University's Precollege Science Education Program (Science Outreach)
Each summer at the Rockefeller University the cultures of the research laboratory and the classroom merge. The Science Outreach program gives high school students and K-12 teachers a rare opportunity to experience the content, methods, culture and ethos of modern research through immersion in the process of scientific inquiry.
Students gain mentored research experience in laboratories while also learning, through weekly seminars, the basics of communicating with their scientific peers and the lay public. Some are even included as co-authors on peer-reviewed journal articles.
The program, which is free and open to all, has a one-in-five acceptance ratio. All hail from a broad cross-section of public, private and parochial schools in the Greater New York City area. Some financial assistance is available but most mentorships are unpaid.
Over half of Science Outreach students are female, one-fourth are underrepresented minorities, and one-third are economically, socially or educationally disadvantaged.
Every year 10 percent of our student participants become Intel Science Talent Search semi-finalists, and some have gone on to win.
Rockefeller Outreach students matriculate to top universities, some with full scholarships, and maintain connections with their mentors.
First-generation students from our program are entering graduate school, and our studies find that they are staying in science and medicine.
The Program is NON-RESIDENTIAL Students must be at least 16 years old to apply.
Bonnie Kaiser, Ph.D.
Bildung & Begabung e.V.
National competitions for mathematics and foreign languages for secondary school pupils, residential summer programmes for gifted secondary school pupils ("Deutsche SchuelerAkademie"), information centre for reserach and development of giftedness, organization of conferences, publications.
Dr. Harald Wagner