U.S. Summer Innovation Institute for Young Egyptian Science Leaders


In celebration of US-Egyptian collaboration in science, education and research, the Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the U.S. Summer Innovation Institute for Young Egyptian Science Leaders.  The Institute, which will take place in the United States during the period of September 2-23, is funded by a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.  The Institute of International Education (IIE) Regional Office in Cairo is administering the Institute in partnership with the IIE Southern Regional Center in Houston, Texas in close cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo’s Cultural Affairs Office.

 The U.S. Summer Innovation Institute for Young Egyptian Science Leaders is open to Egyptian university students who have a strong interest in and aptitude for innovation and entrepreneurship.  Students should be studying in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (S.T.E.M.) field.  Ten students will be competitively selected to participate.  The Institute will feature a series of highly interactive meetings, discussions, and observations and site visits with leading individuals involved in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation.  Participating students will have the opportunity to visit three U.S. cities: Washington, D.C. and Houston and Austin, Texas.  The Institute’s segments will focus on each city’s unique strengths and resources to give participants a broader understanding of the entrepreneurial experience in the U.S., with emphasis placed on site visits and hands-on learning experiences, and an exposure to American culture.

 If you answer yes to the following questions, you may be an ideal candidate to participate in the Institute!

·        Do you have a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?

·        Are you committed to playing an active role in Egypt’s development upon your return?

·        Have you been part of an innovative project?

·        Are you Egyptian and between the ages of 18 and 25?

·        Can you represent Egypt well in the United States?

·        Do you have a strong interest in learning more about the United States?

Kindly find attached additional information about the program, specifically: a program announcement, application form, and recommendation form.

 Recommendation Form:  We require one recommendation form filled out by someone who knows you well and can comment on your character and potential for innovation.  Types of people who can write recommendations include, but are not limited to the following: teachers, professors, supervisors, youth activity coordinators, etc.  They must fill out the attached recommendation form and submit it either to you or to IIE directly.

 Application Submission:  Applications and the required documents must be submitted electronically to summer.innovation.institute@gmail.com. Make sure the scanned copy you send is clear. Complete applications must be received no later than: Sunday, June 5, 2011 3:00 p.m.  Applications received after this time will be considered late and ineligible.

 Inquiries:  Inquiries should be sent by email to summer.innovation.institute@gmail.com. Inquiries will be answered within 3 working days.

Looking forward to receiving your application!

Attached additional information about the program
1- Recommendation Form – U.S. Summer Innovation Institute
2-Program Announcement – U.S. Summer Innovation Institute for Young Science Leaders
3-Application – U.S. Summer Innovation Institute

About Joseph Guirguis

Egyptian Student At Faculty of Science, ASU, interested in Web Design & Web Development, loves CMS, Google, Microsoft, Social Networks, Blogging & Web Browsing.

Posted on May 23, 2011, in Egypt Scholarships, Internships and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. would you please answer me quickly.
    can i write the essay questions,by hand witting and then scan the papers
    or it must be in word documents file
    another question
    i don’t really understand the question ((describe a person who you consider to be an entrepreneur. Why do you think this person is an entrepreneur? What is innovative about his/her work?))
    what do you want me to say about the Entrepreneurship? because it has alot of meanings and descriptions

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