The Young Scientist Program (YSP) works directly with underprivileged students and science teachers in St. Louis, MO. Its purpose is to: (1) captivate bright young minds for careers in science and medicine using hands-on training;
(2) expose medical and doctoral trainees to disadvantaged young people in St. Louis; (3)enable St. Louis city public school science teachers by giving them direct experience in cutting-edge scientific research.
YSP volunteers participate in Teaching Teams, which travel to classrooms to provide hands-on laboratory demonstrations and group problem-solving workshops. Volunteers have also served as mentors to >150 high school students that have completed YSP’s Summer Focus Program, where mentors work with students to complete a laboratory research project. High school teachers also work with YSP volunteers as part of the Teacher Researcher Partnership, in which curriculum components that emphasize an experiment-based approach to learning are developed.
Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences 4566 Scott Ave, Box 8213 St. Louis, MO 63110