CAST-USA YEC Contest 2021 

The CAST-USA YEC (Young Eagles Cup) is one of the flagship programs of CAST-USA Education. It aims to promote STEM education, innovation, collaboration and communication skills among youth through creating and building technology projects and products.  The YEC committee will select 10 participants or teams as the finalists to be invited to the 29th CAST-USA Annual Convention.

Key Fact

There will be a roadshow and prize for each of the finalists. There would be a designated session for the finalists to virtually meet and greet with the internationally recognized scientists and entrepreneurs at the conference.

Participant Requirement

7-12th grade school students in Fall 2021 or equivalent

Project Requirement

Innovative: Independently built or discovered, IP owned by applicant
Practical: can be applied to real world situations

Application Procedure

1.  Fill out the application form at with the detailed description of the project and the team.
2. Email personal information with photos, description of project, project demo slides in .ppt format, and 2 minutes demo video to [email protected] & [email protected] with "CAST-YEC -"followed by the project name on the subject line.
3.  Application fee: $60 (non-refundable).  Please click on here
For Applicants outside the US, please send all application materials to the above email addresses.
4.  Application Deadline:  August 31, 2021.

Scoring Criteria

Innovativeness: 25%, Practicality: 25% , Economic Value: 25%, Presentation: 25%


Gold Medal (1): $300, Silver Medal (3): $150, Bronze Medal (6): $50 

Finals Procedure 

The finalists will be notified in the 1st week of September. Failure to attend the Finals Day will nullify the change to win a prize.

On Finals Day: Every team has 5 minutes to do the virtual roadshow, followed by 3 minutes Q&A.

Award Ceremony: The awards will be presented at the Convention Award Ceremony.

The finalists will be honorarily mentioned in the convention program booklet and be awarded with one-year complimentary membership of their parents chapter of CAST-USA.

Why participate in CAST-USA YEC? 

● CAST-USA provides a national and international stage for showcasing your talents.
● Become part of the most prestigious Chinese professional organization.
● Opportunity to interact with the internationally recognized scientists and entrepreneurs.
● Be inspired by other innovative and creative young minds.
● Help on college admission.

Questions? Please contact Saundra Munsick at [email protected],
or Kayla Zhu at [email protected]

Introducing CAST-PA Youth Program Team

Saundra Munsick


High school senior.  Collaborates with the team to promote the youth's engagement in science and technology innovation    

Kayla Zhu 


High school sophomore. Works with her colleagues to create an open and learning environment for today's youths.