Community, Mentoring, and access to Resources.Join Us!
Participants of the Innovation Labs Program are automatically admitted as members of YESS!
Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together and makes belonging matter
The YESS! members (YESScientists!) are in an ecosystem of like minds who make belonging matter! They are encouraged to work as teams, solving real world problems with real world data. The YESScientists! are made up of artists, humanists, social scientists and the hard core scientists.
The YESScientists are given international exposures. The YESS! club in region A gets to interact with YESS club in region B. For instance, through projects and periodical competitions. This could be region-wide, country-wide, continent-wide and intercontinental competitions around the globe.
YESScientists! take part in NASA Space Art Competition and SpaceSoc contests among other opportunities, in order to build leadership skills, their confidence and world citizenry status.
Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor
The YESS! members are guided, to help them achieve their goals more quickly and effectively. Beyond giving advice and sharing of experiences, the YESScientists are motivated and empowered to identify their goals and opportunities, and helping them to find ways to reach them.
YESScientists! can access world-class experts, global leaders in their respective fields, who can be seen as role models and more closely as mentors. The increasingly successful YESS! alumni or fellows have enlarged the pool of mentors available to the YESS! members.
It’s not about your resources, it’s about your resourcefulness
Resources are made available to YESS! members, but resourcefulness with such resources are stimulated. Access to equipment and latest information on scientific and technological breakthroughs are provided in the efforts at inspiring the members to think big toward achieving more with the resources available.
YESScientists! are encouraged to share among themselves, information on science, technology, innovation and exploration that they may find access to.
The Young EarthSpace Scientists (YESS!) program was conceived in 2003 in France, working on a 7-man team to reform the Young Lunar Explorers group within the framework of International Lunar Exploration Group.
The concept came clearer while serving as a National Coordinator for Education and Public Outreach for the UN International Heliophysical Year, at the 2006 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco. YESS! crystallized while participating in the first Heliophysics School Visiting Scientists Program, organized by NASA and hosted by University Corporation for Atmosehperic Research in Boulder, 2007
The research phase of YESS! continued in Nigeria, with scientific space education and outreach programs to schools in Lagos, and Ogun States in 2007. In collaboration with Stanford Solar Center in Palo ALto, the YESS! program developed on scientific but people-oriented education, incorporating science, technology, humanities, engineering, art, and mathematics, as well as environmental conservation, was formally inaugurated in Nigeria on October 10, 2007.