CAST-USA YEC Contest & Scholarship 2022
2022 年度旅美科协青少年创新挑战赛  Chinese

About YEC: The CAST-USA YEC (Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge) is one of the flagship programs of CAST-USA Education. It aims to promote STEM interdisciplinary education, innovation, collaboration and communication skills among youth through creating and building technology projects and products. The top 10 contestants (one person or a team) will be selected as the finalists to attend the award ceremony at the 30th CAST-USA Annual Convention & Global Innovation Summit in October 14 - 15 2022 EST. 
: All school students around the globe in 
7-12th grade in Fall 2022 or grades equivalent outside US can apply. The project is required to be innovative and independently built,  practical towards the real world problem solving.   
Scoring Criteria:
Innovative: 25%, Practicality: 25% , Economic Value: 25%, Presentation: 25%

(for each of the two groups, junior high 7-9 grades and senior high 10-12 grades)

    1. US$350  Gold Medal x1
    2. US$200  Silver Medal x2
    3. US$100  Bronze Medal x7
    4. Certificate of Excellence x10

Fees: (non-refundable)
    1. CAST-USA Family Member: USD$60 due 8/31
    2. Non CAST-USA Family Member: USD$80 due 8/31
  Apply for Membership for the parents in order for their children to benefit from the discount immediately.
    1. 7/31/2022: Early registration and payment, only need to complete 2 out of the 3 steps application process. Refer to "How to Apply" section below.
    2. 8/31/2022: Regular registration, payment, and submission of application. Due for all applicants to complete the 3 steps application process. Refer to "How to Apply" section below. 
    3. 9/10/2022: The CAST-YEC Committee announces the finalists
    4. 9/20/2022: The finalists present in front of judges for 5 mins followed by 3 mins Q&A
    5. 10/15/2022: The awardees to attend the Award Ceremony at the 30th CAST-USA Annual Convention

    1. The names of the contestants will be honorarily listed in the convention program booklet
2. Showcase contestants talents at the national and international stage
    3. Become a member of the most prestigious Chinese professional organization
    4. Interact with the internationally recognized world class scientists and entrepreneurs
    5. Be inspired by others with innovative and creative young minds
    6. Help on college admission
How to Apply: (3 steps) 
    Step 1 Register: Fill out the application form below & click on "Submit" button
    Step 2 Payment: Select a payment type below and click on "Add to Cart" to pay (credit card or PayPal)
    Step 3 Submission: Email the applicant's photo, a copy of parent's active membership card (or apply via Membership page), applicant's bio, project description, presentation ppt slides , and 2 minutes presentation video to [email protected]. On the subject line, write "CAST-YEC" followed by the project name.

To be eligible for the CAST-Scholarship, the applicant must be Chinese descent, family member of CAST-USA, active school student around the globe in 7-12th grade in Fall 2022. The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony of the 30th CAST-USA Annual Convention & Global Innovation Summit held at 7pm ET on October 15, 2022. To apply, please fill the application form below (no application fee) and submit. 

ContactCAST-YEC & Scholarship Committee at [email protected]
        1. Dr. Huiping Xu, YEC Chair, Tel: 412-600-2524 (US)
        2. Ms. Shangwei Liu, YEC Co-chair, Tel: 18653577123 (China)

     Step 1: Complete Registration Form

CAST-USA YEC Contest and Scholarship Registration Submitted!

Dear Friend, Thank you for your interest in the CAST-USA YEC Contest and Scholarship 2022. Please ensure to complete the payment step in the lower portion of this page by 9/30/2022 to be eligible for the YEC contest. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any question. Yours Sincerely. CAST-USA YEC & Scholarship Committee [email protected]

Step 2: Select Type and Complete Payment (YEC only)

YEC for CAST Family


YEC for Non-CAST Family