Your Mission: Conquer the Red Planet
Future innovators, engineers, doctors, and investigators will start building their path to success and get real, hands-on STEM experience at NYLF Explore STEM. Over six impactful days* at one of our ten university program locations, students explore career opportunities, gain increased confidence and leadership skills, and Envision their future on a "Mission to Mars," all among like-minded and aspirational middle school students from around the country.
*Five days for commuters/day program attendees
About National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM
Explore the Frontiers of Science and Technology with a Mission to Mars
NYLF Explore STEM is a unique learning experience for bright, forward-thinking middle school students who will evolve into our next generation of innovators, engineers, doctors, forensic scientists, mathematicians, and physicists.
During this six-day immersive experience, students learn by doing as they take part in hands-on simulations, workshops, and competitions, while making new friends and having unforgettable adventures as they plan for a "Mission to Mars."
Few fields are more important to the future of mankind than STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—and few show as much promise for future career opportunities. Virtually all career fields today require a solid foundation of STEM, and that’s precisely why these are the fastest growing areas of study—and the reason that STEM professionals are in the highest demand throughout the world.
NYLF Explore STEM presents an invaluable opportunity for curious and high-achieving students to explore the frontiers of 21st century science and technology.
Featured Curricular Component
When Care is Hours Away: A Simulation in Collaboration with Stanford Medicine
Created by wilderness medicine expert Dr. Paul Auerbach and simulation expert Dr. Rebecca Smith-Coggins, professors in the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, this realistic simulation will allow you to learn and practice potentially life-saving medical techniques, including wound care, control of bleeding, and splinting. All of these skills will come into play as you plan your next hiking or camping expedition.
Watch a video of the Emergency Medicine Simulation
To further enhance and expand the NYLF Explore STEM experience, Envision is proud to incorporate select high-quality content and curriculum from Discovery Education, our educational content partner, into our already immersive program experience.
Discovery Education shares Envision’s goal to excite, engage, and empower next generation technology leaders as they set out on their paths to become the engineers, health care professionals, scientists, and innovators of tomorrow.
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 in 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.