Innovations for Science & Technology (IST) is designed for students interested in exploring a wide variety of biological, physical, and applied science topics by applying scientific principles to real-world problems.

Session Snapshot:

IST students explore interdisciplinary scientific fields such as physics, molecular biology chemistry, biochemistry, astronomy, engineering, neuroscience, immunology, psychology and earth science. This session challenges students to examine the world as scientists as they gain exposure to a wide array of biological, physical and applied sciences topics. The session builds students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, while simultaneously stressing the importance of collaboration and teamwork, thereby training students to become more impactful scientists.

Our Program (YYGS Connect):

Yale Young Global Scholars invites students from over 130 countries and all 50 U.S. states to spend two weeks at Yale University (online) attending an academic session of their choice. Participants experience university life through Yale faculty lectures and small-scale seminars, all while meeting peers from around the world.

YYGS will host all 2021 sessions online. Our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our students and staff. Additionally, we recognize that travel restrictions will limit access to campus programs, so YYGS staff will prioritize global diversity and program accessibility in a virtual setting this upcoming summer.

Our online program, YYGS Connect, will build upon last year’s online model, which was designed to maintain academic exploration and collaboration, provide access to Yale campus faculty and resources, and create engaging connections and communities across cultures.


Is IST a Good Fit for Me?

If you are intrigued by any of the following questions, then this session is a great choice:

  • How do we go about finding new planets, and could they sustain human life?
  • Why are certain drugs more effective than others?
  • Can we use observations from nature to improve how we design products and buildings
  • Can organisms be engineered to serve specific purposes?
  • How can we best mitigate human pollution in the atmosphere, oceans, and soil?

Cost and Session Information

Financial Aid & Scholarships

YYGS provides over $3 Million USD in need-based financial aid to both domestic and international students that covers partial- or full-tuition discounts (up to $3,500, or 100% of tuition), as well as scholarships that cover travel assistance.

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