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International partnership to inspire gifted young scientists

iggy_image.jpgIGGY, the University of Warwick’s educational social network for bright young people, has partnered with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), as part of the Global STEM Alliance, to deliver a distinctive global residential school for gifted 11-18 year-old students from around the world.

To be held at University of Warwick 7-20 December, the residential school will benefit 100 young people through two-weeks of intensive academic study, introducing them to real world issues and projects to develop them as young researchers.

NYAS will be delivering a challenging course designed to inspire the next generation of scientists. Students will be encouraged to think about their future career options in science, as well as learning the skills scientists need to be successful in their chosen field. Working in teams, students will experience the various fields of science from around the globe and develop a science research proposal that can be implemented in their local communities.

Ken Sloan, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at University of Warwick said: “We have a strong track record of delivering quality residential programmes that attract leading academic tutors and partners. This year we are building on that reputation through working in partnership with NYAS to deliver what promises to be a challenging and exciting programme. We look forward to welcoming the world’s brightest to Warwick.”

As well as the sciences, the programme covers politics, leadership, communications and culture. Designed with an international perspective, the residential school provides intensive academic study that aims to stretch, stimulate and familiarise gifted young students with university level study.

Students will receive 50 hours of contact time with world-class academics from NYAS and Warwick’s Centre for Applied Linguistics, and Department of Politics and International Studies.

Residential schools have been held at Warwick since 2008, attended by over 600 young people. As well as academic content, students will experience living on campus and take part in social and cultural activities.


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IGGY is a global educational social network for gifted and talented young people aged 13 to 18. Members can access a broad range of distinctive academic stimulus materials that bring a new dimension to their learning and way of thinking. As part of a thriving online community, they stretch their critical and creative thinking, broaden communication skills, develop research techniques and become independent learners.

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With 25,000 members in 140 countries, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Find out more

2nd October 2014