About Young Scientists Kenya

Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) is a unique initiative that gives young people from across Kenya an opportunity to demonstrate innovation and showcase their scientific talents through a National Science and Technology competition. YSK is based on the premise that a wealth of talent and potential for innovation exists among Kenyan youth and that by providing a platform for them to compete and showcase their own practical solutions to the problems faced within their communities, they can be encouraged to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Young Scientists Kenya is an initiative of both the Ministry of Education and the Government of Ireland through its Embassy in Kenya, and with support from BLAZE by Safaricom and other partners. The patron of YSK is the President of Kenya, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Exhibition

  • 10th -14th August 2020

National Science and Technology Exhibition, providing a platform for secondary school students across all 47 counties to exhibit projects, with independent judging and an award ceremony.

•The Premier competition for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, selecting the best projects from all Science and Technology competitions in Kenya
•Linkage with the Government, Academia, Private sector, and civil society
•Independent, professional judging with local and international judges from academia as well as from the private and public sector
•Public interaction with over 10,000 visitors viewing the projects

Outreach

  • January-June 2020

Outreach and mentoring targeting students across all the 47 counties. Students are exposed to live STEM demos, and encouraged to take up STEM careers by a team of STEM mentors from academia and private-sector

  • STEM mentorship activities in all 47 counties, bringing over 1000 students per county
  • Career guidance and counselling
  • Inquiry-based learning experiences through live chemistry, biology, and physics demonstration, coding, robotics, virtual reality and augmented reality

Bootcamp

  • 17th – 21st February 2020

Winners are invited to a business bootcamp and given mentorship and training on commercialization, enterprise development, Intellectual Property and trademarking, while providing them linkages to the public and private sectors.

  • Patenting and Intellectual Property workshops
  • Public & Private Sector linkage with focus group discussions and Industry visits
  • Entrepreneurship training
  • Commercialization
  • Pitching & Presentation mentoring

Technology

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Biology & Ecological Sciences

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences

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LATEST TWEETS

The YSK Advisory Board invites applications for Pre-qualification/registration of Suppliers from interested eligible bidders for the supply of the under listed goods and services for financial year 2020. More information on ysk.co.ke/tenders/ pic.twitter.com/pZ2x5Rh4UE

About 2 weeks ago from Young Scientists KE's Twitter via Twitter for Android

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