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NYLF Engineering & Technology

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NYLF Engineering video

Grade: 9–12
Duration: 8 Days
Locations:

  • Atlanta, GA – Georgia Tech
  • Berkeley, CA – University of California, Berkeley
  • Boston, MA – Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

About National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology

Do You Have The Next Big Idea?

NYLF Engineering & Technology is a fantastic foray into the world of engineering and technology and the many careers available in these dynamic fields.

During this eight-day program, held at three of the top five engineering schools in the U.S., you’ll explore the ever-evolving fields of design, 3-D modeling, game and web development, robotics and the many disciplines of engineering.

At NYLF Engineering & Technology, you’ll be surrounded by other highly motivated students who share your passion, and you’ll be challenged to put your applied knowledge to the test by taking part in engaging workshops and simulations.

You will also strengthen the time management, information analysis, public speaking, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that are “must haves” according to today’s top colleges and employers!


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STEM Educational Partnership with Discovery Education

Partnering with Discovery Education, NYLF Engineering & Technology prepares students for a future in the STEM fields with proven curricula and engaging, dynamic digital resources that you can’t find anywhere else. This powerful education partnership expands Envision’s hands-on activities, with select usage of high-quality digital content and state-of-the-art resources to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in their future in college and career experiences.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications, the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

Get Hands On

Hear from and interact with university faculty and professionals in various engineering and technology disciplines that are moving the needle in technology today.

Participate in a self-guided capstone project on a topic of your choosing, ranging from game design to biomedical engineering.

Participate in a self-guided capstone project on a topic of your choosing, ranging from game and web design to biomedical engineering.

See professionals in action by going on unique site visits designed to help you find your passions and future career calling.

Participate in a self-guided capstone project on a topic of your choosing, ranging from game and web design to biomedical engineering.

See professionals in action by going on unique site visits designed to help you find your passions and future career calling.

See professionals in action by going on unique site visits designed to help you find your passions and future career calling.

Program Highlights VIEW MORE

VEX Robotics
Engage in each step of the Engineering Design Process as you learn the foundations of VEX Robotics programming and explore motion and mechanisms in the Robotics Challenge. Learn More
Helicopter Electronics Workshop
Program a microprocessor to fly a model helicopter during this exercise, which was developed by Andrew Barry, a Ph.D. Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Learn More
Structural Engineering Challenge
Learn firsthand about the relationship between structure and function during a challenge to design and build a bridge, taking into consideration not only maximum weight capacity but also building expense. Learn More
Video Game Design on Unity Platform
Try your hand at creating your own video game using the powerful Unity development tool. This is award-winning platform is the world’s most popular tool for creating multiplatform 3D and 2D games and interactive experiences. Learn More

2016 Program Details

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LOCATIONS SCHOOLS DATES EXTRAS
Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech July 6–13 | July 16–23 Loras College Credit
Berkeley, CA University of California, Berkeley June 19–26 | July 2–9 | July 13–20 Loras College Credit
Boston, MA Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering June 25–July 2 | July 30–August 6 Loras College Credit

Tuition & Fundraising

Tuition

Tuition for NYLF Engineering & Technology includes:

  • A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures, and simulations
  • A personalized Certificate of Completion
  • Housing accommodations
  • All on-campus meals
  • Course materials
  • Transportation as needed for site visits
  • Program faculty and supervisory staff

NOTE: Transportation to and from the program location is NOT included in tuition.

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2016 Program Scholarships

Envision offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic merit, leadership achievements and other factors.

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Fundraising

Let us show you how other students use fundraising to cover some or all of their tuition costs. Make fundraising part of your NYLF Engineering & Technology personal success story.

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Payment Options

You may pay in full today or opt to enroll in our convenient payment plan.

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NYLF Engineering & Technology FAQs

  • Is National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology for me?

    This summer program is for you if you are a motivated high school student, in grades 9-12 during the 2015-2016 academic year, and you are ready to prepare for college and an exciting career in engineering or technology. Many of our students are nominated by educators, leaders from youth organizations and participating institutions, but open enrollments are welcome from qualified high school students who want to make the most of this opportunity.

  • What is included in tuition?

    Your tuition for NYLF Engineering & Technology includes housing, on-campus meals, supervisory personnel, program materials, all program activities, site visits, a Certificate of Completion and local transportation during the program.

    However, your transportation to and from home and the program location is NOT included in tuition. While attending the program, you will only need money for off-campus meals, souvenirs, snacks and other incidentals.

  • How will I be supervised?

    Your safety and well-being during the program is our highest priority. The program is structured so that you will reside in a safe, controlled environment. You will be closely supervised by professionally trained staff, including faculty advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel and a program coordinator.

    For nearly 30 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing them with superb educational experiences and professional supervision. Other Envision safety measures include:

    • Greeting students at the designated airport upon their arrival and providing shuttle service directly to the program site, as well as providing shuttle service back to the airport on departure day.
    • Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 17-to-1.
    • Providing single-sex rooms and single-sex floors.
    • Requiring all students to attend all activities.
    • Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms.
    • Having night monitors in place to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night.
    • Equipping all staff members with two-way communication devices.
  • How many students share a room?

    Each room will house two to three students. You will have your own bed.

  • Where will I stay?

    For the summer 2016 NYLF Engineering & Technology program, you will reside on the campuses of Georgia Tech, Olin College, and Berkeley College. 

  • Can my parents attend the program?

    No. Your parents or guardians are not allowed to accompany you during the program. Gaining independence, including experiencing new things on your own, is an essential part of your growth during the program. However, it is perfectly fine for your family to travel with you to the program location and stay in the area while you are attending the program.

  • Can I attend if I am a student with special needs?

    Yes. If you are a student with special needs or with disabilities, we encourage you to enroll. We may be able to provide you with auxiliary aids and services to assist you. Please call our Office of Admissions for more information or to discuss your particular needs prior to enrolling in the program.

  • Do I need to make my own flight arrangements?

    Yes. Your tuition does not include transportation to and from your home and the program location. We recommend that you make necessary flight arrangements only AFTER you receive confirmation that you are officially enrolled.

  • What is the pre-conference assignment, FUEL?

    The first step of your leadership journey includes assessing your strengths and opportunities for growth. To aid in this assessment, you must complete a brief pre-program assignment entitled Feedback for Understanding Emerging Leaders (FUEL).

    The FUEL assignment will be available on your personal MyEnvisionExperience.com web page after you enroll. It simply requires that you choose five mentors – teachers, coaches, youth group leaders or other trusted adults – to complete a short survey about your leadership strengths. You also will complete a short self-assessment as part of the FUEL assignment

  • Can special dietary needs be met?

    At NYLF Engineering & Technology, we make every effort to meet the dietary needs of all our students, provided the request is submitted prior to the start of the conference. When you complete the Student Information Form, you will have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.

Have more questions? Check out the Envision FAQs.