About:The CAST-USA YEC (Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge) is one of the flagship programs of CAST-USA Education. It aims to promote STEM interdisciplinary education, innovation, collaboration and communication skills among youth through creating and building technology projects and products. The top 10 contestants (one person or a team) will be selected as the finalists to attend the awardceremony at the 30th CAST-USA Annual Convention & Global Innovation Summit in October 2022.
Eligibility:Any school students around the globe in 7-12th grade in Fall 2022 or grades equivalent outside US can apply. The project needs to be innovative and independently built; practical towards real world problem solving. Scoring Criteria:Innovative: 25%, Practicality: 25% , Economic Value: 25%, Presentation: 25%
Prizes: 1. US$350 1 x Gold Medal 2. US$200 2 x Silver Medal 3. US$100 7 x Bronze Medal
Fees (non-refundable): 1. CAST-USA family members: $60 for early registration due by 7/31; $80 for regular registration 2. Non-CAST-USA family members: $80 for early registration due by 7/31; $100 for regular registration Note: How to become a member? Click Membership to apply
Milestones: 1. 7/31/2022: Early registration 2. 8/31/2022: Regular registration. Submit photos, product's slides (ppt) and video via [email protected] 3. 9/15/2022: The YEC Committee of CAST-USA announces the finalists 4. 9/30/2022: The finalists present their products in front of judges for 5 minutes followed by 3 minutes Q&A at a virtual setting 5. Mid Oct (To be determined): The awardees to attend the Award Ceremony at the 30th CAST-USA Annual Convention & Global Innovation Summit in October 2022
Benefits: 1. The names of the contestants will be honorarily listed in the convention program booklet 2. Showcase contestants talents at the national and international stage 3. Become a member of the most prestigious Chinese professional organization 4. Interact with the internationally recognized world class scientists and entrepreneurs 5. Be inspired by others with innovative and creative young minds 6. Help on college admission
How to Apply: 3 steps Step 1 Register: Fill out the application form below & click on "Submit" button Step 2 Payment: Select a payment type below and click on "Add to Cart" to pay (credit card or PayPal) Step 3 Submission: Email the applicant's photo, a copy of parent's active membership card, project description, presentation ppt slides , and 2 minutes presentation video to [email protected]. On the subject line, write "CAST-YEC" followed by the project name.
Questions? Contact CAST-USA YEC Committee at [email protected] Step 1: Complete Registration Form
CAST-USA YEC Contest Registration Submitted!
Thank you for your interest in the CAST-USA YEC Contest 2022. Please ensure to complete the payment step in the lower portion of this page by 7/31/2022 to be eligible for the contest.
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CAST-USA YEC Committee