Young Technology Scholars
Young Technology Scholars (YTS) is a two-week intensive summer program where students are exposed to real-world engineering and problem-solving. Through hands-on learning and interdisciplinary coursework, students will learn how to leverage technology to solve complex problems. We wish to turn the next generation of students into tinkerers, idea generators, and fearless pattern sniffers with a strong motivation to identify and work on the most challenging problems of the world.
June 12 - June 26, 2022 (Cohort A)
June 19 - July 3, 2022 (Cohort B)
Learn to Code
Identifying and solving problems creatively through sustained critical investigation. Like the scholar in this picture, you will learn the basics of programming and write advanced algorithms to code the microcontroller device to analyze various signals. Coding will also help improve your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Programming, an essential skill will open various career paths and make you future-ready!
Fun Fact: You don't need to know coding before the program!
Solve a Global Challenge
At YTS, learn to discover the 'why', interact with and draw from multiple fields of expertise, make connections between disciplines, analyze the humanistic, social, historical, economic, and technical contexts of problems just like our scholar on the left; and [resent us the solution you found.
Be the future tech leader and solve challenges to help society.
Fun Fact: We have loads of mysteries planned for you to solve. Will you accept the challenge?
Unleash your Creativity
Creating value in the marketplace or in society with a viable business model.
After watching The Martian, our dream was to build a rover and send it to another planet to see the presence of life there. Did you have the same wish? At YTS, build teleoperated rover from scratch as our scholars. Upload the camera in it and explore the surroundings.
Fun fact: Creativity is limitless and so are you!
Change the way you think!
YTS, a place where you come with vast experience and with a common goal to learn and build things to help society with technology. You will be learning the ways to approach a problem and will leave with a different perspective while building things from scratch. In the maker builder model, you get to Learn, Unlearn, Relearn.
Fun Fact: YTS journey ends with you becoming a tinkerer!
Hands-on team-based activity
Advisor time with CEOs and top executives
A platform to celebrate talents
Informal conversations with mentors over dinner
Scholars come together from across the globe and start the YTS journey with engaging onboarding activities. After the fun-filled activities and interactions, dive into the curriculum of learning and building the foundation from ground zero and hands-on activities.
- Learn from global academicians like Dr. Ravi Jasuja (Havard Medical School), Dr. Hanumant Singh (Northeastern University), and our Founding Plaksha University faculty
- Put your thinking cap and answer the 'why' of the problem
- Develop critical thinking and problem-solving mindset
- Understand the fundamentals of programming, electronics, and microcontrollers
- Learn to code and write algorithms to build projects, analyze signals
- Design the circuits and implement the laws learned in school
- Get guidance from industry leaders like CEOs and tech entrepreneurs
- Explore what skills the future demands
- Understand how your mentors overcome the challenges
- In the picture above, we have Latika Thukral (Founder, IamGurgaon), Rimy Oberoi (CEO & Director, OysterConnect), Sareena Singh (Social Entrepreneur), Dalip Pathak (Special Limited Partner, Warburg Pincus)
- Deep dive into hands-on interdisciplinary projects
- Bring your knowledge from different areas and build the project from scratch
- In the past, our scholars worked on hardware projects such as building an ECG machine, self-balancing rover, teleoperator rover, and software projects such as designing games and creating digital signatures to protect data
- Interact the top industry leaders from different industries such as filmmaking, startups, aerospace, AI, healthcare, and many more
- Get tips on leadership, building the company, and overcoming challenges
- Share your ideas while you learn from their journey
The YTS Experience
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Hear from our Young Tech Scholars
It was wonderful to learn, interact with people from across the country and make lifelong friendships. YTS strengthened my passion for research and helped me adopt a different perspective.L. Gomathi, Lakshmi School, Madurai 2018
I loved every part of YTS! I understand now that 55 excited kids who were here just for the pure love of science can actually change things and make a difference.Neil D'Cruze, Loyola High School, Patna 2018
The experience was great! I learned to code in python, think in a different manner, and started to love biology. Wish to come back and meet everyone in person!Saumya, Vidyagyan School, UP 2018
I looked forward to each day at YTS! Our mentors explained complex concepts with simplicity and helped us to build an interface to actuate origami hand.Aryan Jain, Suncity School, Gurgaon 2020
It was a unique and great experience! I got to meet and know many people, learning to code and make my own teleoperated rover was fun!Tanvi Herimath, KV, Bengaluru 2021
It was a beautiful experience! These were some of the best moments of my life. I not only learned from mentors but also from my peers. I'm looking forward to future courses at Plaksha University.Mridul Malani, Delhi Public School, Delhi 2021