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Find your inner Tesla in New York this summer

St. Johnís University is organizing the Global Innovators Program in New York this summer. If youíre a high school student, this is an opportunity you must not miss!
BY Cherryy Chauhan |   05-04-2018

New York’s St. John’s University has announced the commencement of its Global Innovators Academy (GIA) in partnership with Braingain Magazine. The Global Innovators Academy is a 10-day summer program for high school students from across the world. The university is accepting applications from students aged 15 years or older (at program start date) who are currently in high school. The Global Innovators Academy will kick-off from Saturday, June 16 and close on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, on the Queens campus of St. John’s University in New York City.  

The summer program will present the students with an opportunity to participate in daily workshops on the nature and genesis of innovation, with a prime focus on New York City as an innovation incubator. The Global Innovators Academy is a carefully designed program that offers the best of in-class experiences, as well as in-depth analysis to allow students to relate their academic inquiry with the world around them. The participants will not only be coached in effective public speaking and presentation skills but will also get to attend lectures given by the faculty of St. John's University's College of Professional Studies on topics in Innovation.

Extracurricular activities such as excursions to some of NYC’s many cultural landmarks (Rockefeller Centre, American Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building and more) and community service will also be a part of the program. Upon the successful competition of the program, students will receive a certificate from the St. John’s Global Innovators Academy.


Academics Studies on Innovation, Including: Impersonal Skills for 21st Century: Field Trips and Excursions:
  • What is Innovation?
  • Big Data: Innovation Driver
  • Radical Innovation: Pros and Cons
  • Ethics of Innovation
  • Innovation: Responding to Global Needs
  • Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Personal Leadership and Influence
  • Team Work: Elevator Pitch
  • Social Responsibility
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Top of the Rock
  • Rockefeller Centre
  • High Line and Chelsea Market
  • Central Park Picnic
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise
  • Empire State Building
  • Visit to Chinatown and Little Italy
Lectures:   American Culture:
CPS Faculty Lectures on Topics in Computer Science   American History and Politics
 

To apply for the summer program, students will need to:

  1. Fill an online application form enlisting all their details
  2. Share their high school transcript
  3. Write a 500-word essay explaining their reasons to apply for this program.

To apply now, visit here.

The program fee is $2,995, which will include tuition fee, accommodation on the St. John’s University Queens campus, most meals, entry to all the off-campus activities and venues. The fee, however, excludes airfare, visa costs and travel insurance.

For more details on the summer program, visit here.
 



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