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Aspiring STEM Innovators Connect at GSA Summit

Published August 08, 2019

From July 24 through July 26, 2019, 100 high school students from 31 countries descended on the New York Academy of Sciences for the fourth annual Global STEM Alliance Summit. They met their peers and mentors for the first time and had an opportunity to share their experiences from their home countries.

Highlights From This Year's Summit


MiMi Aung of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory showed the students how they developed the helicopter that will be exploring Mars in 2020--check out the Livestream of her talk!

Entrepreneur Kathryn Harrison, founder of a stealth startup, talked about her journey to success in business and offered career advice that students could apply to their own lives—watch the Livestream of her inspiring speech.

Click through the carousel above to check out a few of our favorite photos from the event, and find the complete photo album from the Summit here. Finally, scroll down for a roundup of social media posts to hear straight from the attendees why this annual Summit is so special!

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Day 3 of GSA : PHENOMENAL ...!!! The proud mentees from India, Mentee’s of the Month - STEMU, 2019 - Mentee’s from around the World 🌎 from 1000Girls 1000Futures, Junior Academy & STEMU Programs. With guest speakers - Ms Seema Kumar, VP Johnson’s & Johnson’s, Mimi Aung - Creator of Mars Helicopter - NASA, NYAS Program Managers & Organizers. Pictures with delegates from our neighboring country - Pakistan & from Saudi Arabia. Truly an inspiring closing in ceremony, of the fantabulous program. Look forward to many more. I loved meeting students from around the World and have made many friends for life. #gsasummit2019 #futureofstem @nyasciences #futureofstem #thejunioracademy #charlesdarwinselfie @vidyashilp.academy #india #newyork #studentsuccess #studentfromaroundtheworld #younginspirationhub #youngleaders #i❤ny #ilovenewyork #international #changemakers #youngchangemakers

A post shared by Yathaarth M (@yathaarthm) on Jul 26, 2019 at 1:12pm PDT

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