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Upcoming Conferences and Special Events

Student of the Year Campaign: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Program Information: Students of the Year is a seven-week philanthropic leadership development program during which students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer.  The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community who raises the most funds during the competition.
Campaign kick-off: January 26, 2020
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Program Information: The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Visit website for more detailed description/instructions.
Deadline: December 3, 2019
Design Day Camp at Kutztown University
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Who: HS Sophomore, Junior or Seniors
Program Information: Introduce students to design as a career and raise awareness of design's possibilities. The students will explore their creativity and critical thinking abilities, as well as learn how they can impact society through design. 
Sweet Briar College: Explore Engineering, an Overnight Event for HS Girls
When: October 25 - 26, 2019
Who: HS Sophomore, Junior or Seniors
Program Information: Working in teams with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and undergraduate engineering students, high schoolers work on creative and fun design projects that are perfect for both experienced students and those completely new to engineering. You’ll learn the design process from brainstorming to testing and revising prototypes, experience problem-solving as an engineer, and make your design a reality! 
Deadline: Applications accepted on a ROLLING basis until program is full
Gannon University: Hackathon Cybersecurity Competition
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 or Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Who: HS Juniors & Seniors
Program Information: These events give participants experience in designing a secure a machine, as well as integrating solutions to protect systems from the sort of attacks found in the real world. The competition involves multiple categories of problems, each of which contains a variety of questions of different point values and difficulties. Participation in the virtual events will serve as a gateway for qualifying finishers to be invited to compete in an on-campus Hackathon on February 16. Various prizes available.
NYU School of Professional Studies HS Academy Weekend Workshops
When: Classes begin October 19, 2019
Program Information: Provides high school students with programs of study that allow them to explore professional options and enhance their college portfolio. These programs are designed especially for local high school students who are interested in learning more about a particular career path and who prefer to gain this experience during the weekends. View program flyer here.
Deadline: October 11, 2019
Solution for Pollution - Port Jefferson Flotilla of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Contest Information: A competition aimed at Long Island public and private high school students, who will submit concepts for reducing trash in our waterways and on our beaches. The focus will be on the Long Island Sound, with special reference to associated harbors. The goal will be to create cost-effective methods to return our waterways to a trash free sea.
View Contest Flyer or visit website here.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
STAR: Science, Technology, and Arts at Rensselaer
When: Friday, October 25 - 26, 2019
Where: Troy, NY
Who: HS Seniors
Program Information: Rensselaer Admissions, in coordination with members of Rensselaer's Black and Latinx communities, invites academically talented underrepresented seniors to apply for Science, Technology, and Arts at Rensselaer (STAR). The STAR Program allows high school seniors to stay on campus, attend a mock class, and explore a day in the life of a Rensselaer student.
Deadline: September 20, 2019
St. Francis Hospital: Pathway to Nursing Event
When: October 21, 2019
Time: 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Where: The Dematteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY 11548
Who: HS Students interested in the Nursing profession
Program Information: Click here
Deadline: RSVP to pre-register to or call 516-277-4856
Syracuse University: The IT Girls Overnight Retreat
When: Sunday, October 6 - Monday, October 7, 2019
Where: Syracuse, NY
Who: Female HS junior or senior during fall 2019 with an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.4+
Program Information: For just $25, students can visit campus, sleep in a hotel, take interesting and fun workshops, and hear from YouTube Influencer Margot Lee. This interdisciplinary hands-on program engages female students interested in business, communications, engineering, data, information, and critical thinking. Visit website for more information
Deadline: September 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm
Johns Hopkins University Humanities Overnight Program
When: Monday, March 2 - Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Where: Baltimore, MD
Who: HS Juniors
Program Information: Students with a strong interest in the Humanities can take part in this expenses-paid program that will include opportunities to:
  • learn more about the humanities experience at Hopkins
  • sit in on interdisciplinary classes
  • meet current professors and experts in their fields
  • attend a college essay writing workshop led by admissions officers and faculty members

Participants will stay overnight in on-campus housing. Meals, lodging, and transportation to and from campus will be paid for by the university. Visit website for more information

Deadline: Must be nominated by a Counselor or teacher by Monday, December 2, 2019. Strong candidates are students who are taking a rigorous course load during their junior year (particularly in English, history, or other humanities-focused classes) and are succeeding academically.
Molloy College: Energeia for Teens
When: Orientation is Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Where: Molloy Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Rte. 110, E. Farmingdale
Who: Students 14 - 18 years old
Program Information: Students learn new skills and make friends from across Long Island while contributing to a community service-learning initiative of their choosing. Some topics of focus include:  recycling, environment, teen driver safety, substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, respect – self and others, bullying and self-esteem.  Many of the teens participate in the program for more than one year. The program meets at the Molloy campus in East Farmingdale one or two Friday evenings a month, and participation is free to students thanks to our generous funder, Horace and  Amy Hagedorn Fund at the New York Community Trust.
Deadline: To submit an application/permission slips, and/or to RSVP for the orientation, please email the names, email addresses and contact information to: Space is limited and applications will be accepted, online, on a first come, first-served basis.
Yale Science & Engineering Forums
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Roslyn High School
Who: Any interested student
Program Information: Speakers will present different perspectives on science and engineering at Yale, where world-class research and world-class undergraduate education come together to create extraordinary opportunities on campus and beyond.The forum will be most beneficial to students considering a major in science and/or engineering, but all prospective students are welcome to attend. Program Flyer