The Young Engineers and Scientists Seminar (YESS) program for high school
students, funded by a grant from Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems,
is a project-based program to help students understand how scientists
and engineers perform their jobs. In four evening sessions from October
through November, students are introduced to various scientific disciplines
by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Northrop Grumman Corporation, and others.
is led by Dean Sheridan and Nicholas Formica, Glenelg High School. In addition to presentations
there are hands-on projects during each of the sessions.
The series of programs culminates with a project
presentation. The winners, chosen for the performance and cost of their
project, share over $2000 in prize money.
New this year is our Summer Yess program. This is a four day program for 6th - 9th grade students where students will learn the engineering method by focusing on one project. Students will form teams, submit designs, test ideas, and build thier projects. Summer YESS runs June 26 through Friday, June 29, 9am-1pm each day.
more information about the YESS program, contact
the YESS Coordinator. Better
yet - check out the website http://www.yessnem.org.