Student Opportunities

March 6, 2019:

Being a Minority in STEM Event

The historical lack of diversity in STEM fields has been an issue that continues to persist from affecting students' academic decisions to workplace dynamics. The First-Generation, Low-Income Community Initiative would like to create a space to talk about diversity (or the lack thereof) in STEM fields through a conversation between students, faculty, and alumni in our community. The conversation will hopefully give people a space to talk about the difficulties but also share ways to make space in the field. We invite individuals of all identities (this is not an exclusive event for first-generation, low-income students) to discuss how this affects them and how they deal with it to give people a space to express themselves, share their experiences, and learn from each other. This event will be held on March 26th from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Good Life Center Lounge (Byers 417). Light refreshments will be provided. Please fill out this very short form if you plan on attending ( Feel free to share this event and we hope to see you there!

The Good Life Center Lounge is located in Silliman College above the dining hall on the fourth floor. Instructions are available on the FB event page. For more detailed directions, feel free to look at the GLC website at this link (

January 23, 2019:

2019 'Future Physicist International Summer Camp'

The 'Future Physicist International Summer Camp' (FPISC) is organized by University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). The camp will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to combine high-quality learning, hands-on research, and an unforgettable summer experience. International students can immerse themselves in a multicultural environment and gain insights into Chinese culture. USTC and other Chinese students can have a taste of cultural exchange with international students without going abroad. FPISC has been organized every summer since 2013.

Agenda: The 2019 camp spans 14 days from July 1th to July 14th. Detailed agenda for the 2019 camp will be updated later. Please check FPISC website at for last year's agenda for reference. Briefly, it consists of one week's lectures given by outstanding professors from USTC and abroad, two days of visiting nearby tourist places, and one week of hands-on research in labs at USTC. Throughout the camp, a variety of Chinese culture electives will be provided. More information of the camp is provided at

Benefits: The camp is targeted for undergrads above the freshman level from prominent international and domestic universities, and will admit about 40 students. Once admitted, each student will get a scholarship of 12000RMB (about 1800USD) to cover the round-trip flight tickets. Additionally, boarding cost during the camp will be covered by USTC.

Admission: Full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors are welcome to apply for the camp. Applicants should fill out online application and upload an official transcript at Applications must be received by March 31th, 2019. The organizing committee will make decisions and notify the applicants on April 15th.

Contact: (Phone) 86-551-63606727; (Email)

January 18, 2019:

Splash at Yale

Interested in sharing your passions with middle schoolers?
Splash at Yale is an educational outreach organization that runs two programs each semester for students from all over the Northeast. All of the classes are taught by Yale students, and cover all sorts of topics ranging from "The Geography of Happiness" to "Epigenetics" to "The Fibonacci Sequence" to "An Introduction to Skepticism". Teaching is a small time commitment but has a huge impact on our students!

On February 16th, February 23th, and March 2nd, we will be holding a program called Sprout for middle schoolers, where you can teach a one hour class. Your class can be a one-time only elective on any of the three weekends or it can be a sequential core class that goes on for all three days! Teacher registration for Sprout is currently open until January 26th and you can register here. If you're interested in learning more, please visit our website or email us at We'll be holding a teacher appreciation event after the program to show our thanks, and anyone who teaches will get a limited-edition Sprout shirt! Please also feel free to swing by our ~salty and sweet~ event on Sunday, January 20th at 8pm in LC 103, where we will have ~garlic knots and ice cream~ as we brainstorm classes with you and give you some more information!

You can also teach for Splash: a one day program for both middle and high schoolers. Splash will be on April 6th, but teacher registration for Splash has not opened yet (keep an eye out for an email about it in February)! Hope to see you at Sprout or Splash!

November 2, 2018:

Yale Young African Scholars

A flagship program of the Yale Africa Initiative, YYAS is designed to introduce secondary school students (ages 14-18) from all African countries to the demanding university and financial aid application processes and requirements, thereby making higher education more accessible to the continent's most talented young leaders. The program is administered by the Yale Young Global Scholars Program and is built off the same model of interdisciplinary academic exploration.

Each year we employ 15-20 Yale undergraduate and graduate students to serve as instructional staff for the spring semester and summer program. Next year YYAS will be held in three locations: Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Yale students will work with our leadership team to read applications, design and teach seminars, and participate in various academic and residential life duties throughout the program.

We are looking for driven individuals who have a passion for teaching, mentoring, and inspiring talented African high school students, and who are willing to work collaboratively to create a successful and memorable program. All information can be found online:

The deadline to apply is 06 January 2019 at 11:59pm EST. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. Students may also email the program at

October 9, 2018:

Associate Product Manager (APM) Program

The Schmidt Futures Challenges Project harnesses the power of technology, science, and people working together to take on 20 of the biggest challenges facing humanity over the next 20 years. To accelerate progress against these challenges, Schmidt Futures discovers the best work being done around the world and the best people doing that work. They then supply resources (research, expertise, ideas), invest early stage financial capital, foster coalitions and partnerships, and deploy talent to join high-potential efforts that are already underway. Through their activities, Schmidt Futures’ seeks to inspire broader action from other funding partners, philanthropies, and organizations.

The Challenges Project is now accepting applications for the initial cohort of its Associate Product Manager (APM) program, an entrepreneurial group of technologists who are motivated to change the world, eager to learn, and adept at seeing and bringing out the best in others. Through the APM program, Schmidt Futures brings together these talented young leaders with technical training in computer and data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence--fields central to unlocking progress.

Over the course of a two-year term, APMs will receive a broad exposure to how science and technology can be used to improve people’s lives. They will receive personalized leadership training, have opportunities to deepen their technical skills, participate in APM class trips to field sites in the U.S. and around the world, regularly meet in small groups with CEOs and world leaders, and be mentored by a network of distinguished figures in technology, including Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google. APMs will emerge from the program ready to manage technical teams, to start companies or non-profits, to be leaders at technology companies, and to be social and policy entrepreneurs.

The APM program entails a two-year, full-time commitment, during which the APM will be based in New York, with travel to Silicon Valley as well as potentially other geographies. Schmidt Futures is looking for new or recent graduates with a technical background who have deep knowledge in artificial intelligence, hands-on experience or interest in applying AI technology to solve real-world problems, demonstrated abilities in forming and leading successful teams in dynamic situations, are able to listen, build relationships, and draw out expertise and supports from partners, are driven by principles and values, and love to learn and get things done.

Applications are being accepted now through October 31st. If you are interested in applying you can find more background on this new program, including the application here.

To stay up to date on recruiting information, Schmidt Futures invites potential applicants to fill a short form here.

October 2, 2018:

Blockchain for Supply Chains Workshop Series

Excited about new technology and sustainability but don’t know where to start? Join Yale’s Center for Business and Environment for a half-semester (Oct - Dec), 6-module workshop series focused on blockchain applications.

The goal of the workshop is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to assess how blockchain technology can be used in a specific field with important sustainability implications: supply chains. The course will bring together experts from the blockchain, consulting, food, and fashion industries to guide students in exploring the question of whether blockchain technology can be used as a tool to improve supply chain management. This series is open to all Yale students (professional, graduate, and Yale College), especially those who are seeking to build expertise in blockchain, supply chains, operations, sustainable sourcing, product management, and/or client-based projects.

Enrollment is limited to 30 students. Apply by October 12.
More information on the course dates and topics can be found here

September 12, 2018:

Interested in sharing your passions with high schoolers?
Splash at Yale is an educational outreach organization that runs two programs each semester for students from all over the Northeast. All of the classes are taught by Yale students, and cover all sorts of topics ranging from The Geography of Happiness to Epigenetics to The Fibonacci Sequence to An Introduction to Skepticism. Teaching is a small time commitment but has a huge impact on our students!

On October 27th, we will be holding a program called Splash, where you can teach one or two-hour class(es). Teacher registration for Splash is currently open until October 1st. If you're interested in learning more, please visit our website or email us at If you make an account on our website, you'll also be added to our mailing list and will get a reminder email when it's time to register for Splash! Hope to see you at Splash.

Thank you in advance for your help, and feel free to contact us if you'd like more information!