YSP Frontiers of Science
Exploring the sciences of today, to make sense of tomorrow
The Young Scholars Programme – Frontiers of Science (YSP FoS) is a certified, five-day residential course tailored for students, from grades 9, 10, 11 & 12, who are passionate about the future of scientific disciplines. This comprehensive and experiential programme is created for high-schoolers excited about the foundational realms of Physics, Biology, and Chemistry to the vast expanse of Astronomy and the innovative applications of Computer and Data Sciences. Our young scholars get to chart their path in the sciences with YSP FS that sparks their journey with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach.
Guided by Ashoka’s global faculty, scholars delve into cutting-edge research, transformative topics, and future-forward perspectives. They explore groundbreaking innovations in fields such as Astrophysics, Genetics, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, and Clean Energy. It is an opportunity for our scholars to ask questions which require immediate attention, like: How is AI improving cancer care? How do mathematical models help predicting pandemics like Covid-19? How does Physics lead the way to fix global warming? How do we develop Data Models that relieve the infamous traffic congestion in Bangalore? What role does Chemistry play in developing electricity-powered public transportation in developing countries? How did Mangalyaan manage to be one of the most cost-effective Mars missions ever conducted? There is so much to discover!
Programme dates: May 27 – May 31, 2024 (Session 1) OR June 10 – June 14, 2024 (Session 2)
Early application deadline– February 25th 2024 (Sunday), 23:59 hours.
Applications close on April 21st, 2024 (Sunday), 23:59 hours.
Hands on projects at YSP FoS: the learning at YSP FoS isn’t only theoretical. Every day, students venture into state-of-the-art labs, conducting experiments that bring theories to life. They might explore the mysteries of DNA sequencing one day and delve into the intricacies of renewable energy solutions the next. Collaborative group work is central to the YSP experience. Scholars collaborate on projects, challenging each other’s perspectives and co-creating solutions to complex scientific problems. This hands-on approach ensures that students not only understand scientific concepts but can also apply them in real-world contexts.
Beyond academic enrichment, YSP FoS offers a holistic college experience. Scholars reside in student dormitories, savor meals at Ashoka’s diverse dining facilities, engage in recreational and sports activities, and forge lasting bonds with like-minded peers from across India and the globe. It’s an immersive journey into the world of science, fostering curiosity, collaboration, and innovation.