IDEAA Summer is a 3-week program that combines elements of the Design & Rapid Prototyping (DRP) Certification curriculum (6-12 hours) and Industry 4.0 concepts, with industry visits, product development projects, Job Ready Badges, and fun activities.
The goal of the program is to provide participants with a robust understanding of the IDEAA (Innovation, Design, Engineering, Advanced-Manufacturing, and Automation) fields and technology. Students will gain confidence in developing their own ideas and communicating them with the public. Those who satisfactorily complete the program are awarded a Certificate of Completion and may be invited to internship opportunities with employer partner (including internships through Conexus).
This is a STEM program with a focus on innovation and research. High school students have a rare opportunity to pursue their own ideas, to be creative and to test their questions. Students work in teams and are encouraged to reach their potential. YiQ is recommended for students who have a desire to learn more or at a faster pace, for students interested in trying new ideas, and for students who would like to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
YiQ Scholars Program
YiQ Summer Graduates work on their research projects during the academic year. Students who complete earn the distinction of YiQ Scholar and are highly recommended for STEM careers. Our YiQ Scholars are equipped with over 100 hours of STEM training and mentorship. They also earn experience and develop skills in the following areas: problem identification, creative solutions, project scoping, proposal writing, project management, experimental design (science path) or prototyping (engineering path), data analysis, multi-modal scientific communications, scientific instruments, methods and technology. YiQ Scholars are eligible for applying to College Scholarships offered through Health & Science Innovations.
From time to time, and depending on available funding, HSI will offer scholarships ($100 – $1,000) to support the academics or professional development of individuals who have participated in any of our programs.
At this moment we are looking for sponsors who would like to make an impact through scholarships.
In the past we have provided scholarships to individuals who:
- Are enrolled in any Indiana post-secondary education institution.
- Would like to pursue a vocational (e.g. OSHA or MSSC) certification.
- Would like to complete virtual courses (e.g. Coursera, Lynda.com) related to STEM fields.
- Would like to complete an online productivity software certificate (e.g. a Microsoft Office Certificate, Autodesk Certificate).
Please contact us to request a scholarship application.
These scholarships are for individuals who can demonstrate financial need. Other restrictions apply, and priority is given to individuals who have completed any of our programs.
Health & Science Innovations offers STEM workshops and academic enrichment to partner programs and schools. We are here to to serve the community, thus outreach is very important to us. If our current offerings are not suitable, we will gladly consider developing a solution that fits your needs.
Here is a sample list of modules representative of the type of workshops that are available and under development. We are proud to serve or have served students at: New August Public Academy North (Pike Township), Pike High School, URBAN ACT Academy, Thomas Gregg Elementary School, Lawrence Central High School, Lawrence North High School, Providence Cristo Rey High School, and St. Anthony Middle School.
Please contact us to inquire about our STEM workshops, outreach offerings, or how to partner with us.