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This immersive program will introduce you to the overarching principles of engineering, including the design thinking process and how it, along with other key concepts, can be applied across a variety of engineering disciplines. Over eight incredible days on the campus of a top-ranked engineering school, you and fellow high school students will explore your passions while being exposed to the vast array of engineering professions. You will gain access to cutting-edge labs and facilities, and apply your newfound skills to assist with achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations.

About National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering

Ideate. Innovate. Demonstrate.

NYLF Engineering is a fantastic foray into the world of engineering and the many careers available in this dynamic field.

At this eight-day program, you will learn why the core principles of engineering and problem solving are critical to innovation and success in the 21st century. You will receive invaluable information from industry experts and experience engineering careers through site visits, lab tours, and simulations, all of which will help you make informed choices about your future.

Applying your engineering skills and creativity, you will work to solve real-world problems during the program-long Capstone Impact Challenge, which was designed in collaboration with Dr. David Dinehart, a Professor and Former Chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University.

At NYLF Engineering, you will not only gain hands-on experience and enjoy life on the campus of a top-ranked engineering school, but you will also be surrounded by other highly motivated students who share your passion. You will form lifelong friendships while strengthening the time management, information analysis, public speaking, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that are critical for success in college and beyond.

Most importantly, you will leave the program with a clearer vision of your future career path and how to achieve your goals.

2019 Dates & Tuition

ENROLL NOMINATE
CITY LOCATION DATES ADD-ONS TUITION
Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech July 7-14 | July 20-27 Mason College Credit $3,395
San Francisco, CA University of California, Berkeley June 15-22 | June 25-July 2 | July 6-13 | July 20-27 Mason College Credit $3,395
Tuition includes room & board, site visits & transportation during program, lectures, simulations, curriculum & materials, and faculty & staff.

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Capstone Impact Challenge

Designed by the esteemed faculty members of Villanova University’s College of Engineering, this program-long challenge will allow you to apply your problem-solving skills and creativity to help solve some of the Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations.

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Helicopter Electronics Workshop

Program a microprocessor to fly a model helicopter during this exercise, which was developed by Andrew Barry, Ph.D., a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) grad and Founder of Stage One Education.

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Site Visits

See what your future may hold during career, cultural, and campus site visits. With each visit you will gain a stronger understanding of everyday engineering applications and how to build your path to success in this field.

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Speaking Engagements

Hear from and engage with industry professionals and subject matter experts during multiple speaking events throughout the program, including the keynote address and Hot Topics in Engineering seminars.

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Tuition

Tuition Tuition for NYLF Engineering covers most of the expenses incurred during the Forum. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program. LEARN MORE

Scholarships

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


Fundraising

Fundraising

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


Payment Plan

Payment Plan

You may pay in full today or choose to use one of our payment options.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE


The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2018-19 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.


NYLF Engineering FAQs

  • Is National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering for me?

    This summer program is for you if you are a motivated high school student, in grades 9-11 during the 2018-2019 academic year, and you are ready to prepare for college and an exciting career in engineering. 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 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 over 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

    *There is a $70 nonrefundable roundtrip fee for shuttle service or a $35 fee for one-way shuttle service.

  • 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 2019 NYLF Engineering program, students will reside on the campuses of the Georgia Institute of Technology or the University of California, Berkeley.

  • 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, 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.