Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC)

is a two-week residential program held annually in the Mediterranean capital which involves 120 young scientists aged between 16 and 18 years old from all over the world. The program was founded with the aim to stimulate scientific talent among high school students and encourage their enthusiasm to pursue scientific research and careers in science.

BIYSC will be held in Barcelona from July 8th to 19th 2019.

BIYSC covers a broad range of subjects across STEM fields. Different scientific and technological challenges are posed by international research centers based in Catalonia. Therefore, our participants will have the chance to choose a project that suits their interests and conduct a hands-on and cutting-edge research.

A total of 5 challenges are outlined during all the BIYSC development.

Personal autonomy, self-confidence and inspiration are some of the skills that students gain once the program ends, resulting in a life changing experience. BIYSC also offers their participants new knowledge and abilities, which provide connections with broader perspective.

BIYSC main objectives are to:

  • Inspire bright young scientists to apply their minds into multi-disciplinary research.
  • Engage young researchers to like-minded peers and eminent scientific leaders through close and personal interactive sessions.
  • Empower participants to pursue their research passions.
  • Challenge future scientist to drive their passion with attitude.

Apart from being an intellectually stimulating course, BIYSC is committed to provide the participants with a social program which will break continental and language barriers and allow friendships to be formed. 

BIYSC program highlights: 

  • Attending to the Opening Ceremony in the UNESCO World Heritage Site La Pedrera (Casa Milà).
  • Working hands-on in a project within a research center of their choice.
  • Attending scientific lectures from leading scientists and participating in debates and discussions on the challenges scientists face today.
  • Visiting some of the top international research centers in Catalonia.
  • Doing sightseeing of Barcelona and surroundings, and taking part in the social and networking activities.
  • Presenting their project’s results in the Closing Ceremony in La Pedrera (Casa Milà)