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Global STEM Alliance Summit 2019

Participants of the GSA Summit
Global STEM Alliance Summit 2019

July 24th to July 26th, 2019

The New York Academy of Sciences’ Annual Global STEM Alliance (GSA) Summit, is a three-day event dedicated to building a global community of science and technology leaders. The event brings together GSA program participants from around the world, including many exceptional students who will have the opportunity to meet their STEM mentors face-to-face for the first time.

The students and mentors will be joined by representatives from some of the world’s leading science and technology institutions, as they participate in engaging workshops and panel discussions on the future of STEM innovation. All of the activity takes place at the Academy’s headquarters in downtown Manhattan, with stunning views of the New York City skyline as a backdrop.

During the Summit participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Network amongst peers, mentors, and professionals
  • Develop cross-cultural communication skills
  • Interact with STEM professionals from leading companies and universities, and learn about their career paths
  • Work collaboratively to promote team building
  • Showcase their progress and accomplishments in their respective programs.


Global STEM Alliance Summit 2019
GSA Summit Participants
Global STEM Alliance Summit 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the summit?

July 24th - 26th, 2019

Who can attend?

Participation in the summit is by invitation only. The list of invitees includes GSA Students, Mentors, and representatives from the leading science and technology organizations that sponsor GSA programs.

What kind of programming will be offered at the Summit?

Summit participants will participate in a series of engaging workshops, panel discussions, and other activities focused on STEM skills, career opportunities, and  building a cross-cultural community of future STEM leaders. A detailed agenda is in the works, so keep your eye on this page…

What are the goals of the Summit?

The annual GSA Summit is designed to foster network creation and future collaboration by bringing mentees, mentors, and other GSA stakeholders together, and providing them with access to world class scientists and role models.

What will students get out of this event?

At the summit, students will:

  • Develop skills related to cross-cultural communication;
  • Network amongst peers, mentors, and professionals from leading STEM organizations;
  • Gain exposure to career paths
  • Work collaboratively to promote team building;
  • Showcase their progress and accomplishments in their respective programs.

Will there be supervision?

New York Academy of Sciences’ staff will be present for the duration of the Summit and Summit-related field trips. Supervision will not be provided outside of Summit programming.

What is the dress code for this event?

The dress code for this event is business casual.

Do I have to pay to attend?

This is a free event. All attendees will be expected to cover the cost of their own travel and accommodations with the exception of 1000 Girls, 1000 futures/STEM U mentoring Mentee of the Month winners and Junior Academy challenge winners.

When will the Junior Academy Challenge winners be announced?

Winners will be notified in early June 2019.

What if I am a Junior Academy Challenge winner and I already purchased my travel?

Junior Academy challenge winners will be reimbursed for up to $2,000 USD for travel expenses incurred for the student and chaperone’s economy class flights. Personal accommodations bookings will not be reimbursed, room and board will be provided by the New York Academy of Sciences.

Should I travel with a parent/guardian?

Students staying in the hotel are required to have a chaperone with them.

Can my chaperone attend the Summit?

Chaperones will be invited to attend the Summit for certain events. More details will be provided as the agenda is finalized.

Will transportation be provided?

Transportation will be provided to Summit-related field trips, and all groups will depart together from the New York Academy Sciences headquarters. Students with alternative accommodations or traveling from home will be responsible for their own transportation to Academy headquarters.

How long should I expect to stay in New York City?

The Summit is a two-day event, and you will need to allow for travel time at the beginning and end of that period. A detailed agenda is in the works and will be posted shortly.

Who else will be at this event?

All high school-age students in the GSA programs (STEM U mentoring, 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures, The Junior Academy, Scientist in Residence, and Afterschool STEM Mentoring) are invited to this event. Mentors from all programs, as well as some GSA partners and funders will also be in attendance.

How much spending money will I need?

All activities and meals during Summit programming are included. Students should have spending money for any meals and activities they wish to partake in outside of the Academy, or after the end of summit programming.

For any questions not answered on this page, please contact your program manager.

Who can I contact for more information?

For 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures, please email, for STEM U mentoring please email and for The Junior Academy, please email


Global STEM Alliance Summit 2019
Global STEM Alliance Summit 2019
Global STEM Alliance Summit 2019

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are excited to announce the launch of our 4th annual Global STEM Alliance Summit at the New York Academy of Sciences!

From July 24 to 26, 2019, over 200 of the most promising Young Members of the Academy—a  cohort representing over 50 countries—will gather at the Academy’s headquarters in New York City. Participating students have all successfully completed a Global STEM Alliance mentoring program, and many of them will be meeting their mentors face-to-face for the first time at the Summit. Together the students and their mentors will exchange ideas, explore career options, connect cross-culturally, and discuss the future of innovation and STEM.

By sponsoring the GSA Summit, your organization can support the next generation of STEM innovators, and demonstrate its commitment to increasing the number and diversity of students in the STEM pipeline.

To learn more about how your organization can participate, please contact:

Celina Morgan-Standard
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Business Development


Celina Morgan-Standard

Senior Vice President, Global Business Development