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One of the biggest issues in education, if not the biggest, is a lack of student voice in the way decisions are made.”

- Freya Abraham

- Chief Science Officer Alumna

The first-ever Changemakers in STEM Virtual Youth Congress is launching! Planned for and by students, this unprecedented Congress will bring together youth from around the world through three online sessions where they will:



from STEM professionals and each other about challenges in Sustainability, Tech for Good, Aerospace Engineering, or A.I.

Feb 3, 2024 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST


their team’s initiative and ideas with global leaders

 Feb 17, 2024
 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST


their team’s proposal with
global leaders 

March 2, 2024
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST

The Vision

In May 2023, Chief Science Officer Alumna Freya Abraham told a standing-room-only crowd at the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice in Florida that it was time to listen to youth about real world issues—issues that will affect the lives of her and her peers.

She envisioned creating space for voices like hers to be heard, and where a path to action would be possible. Now, through the 2024 Changemakers in STEM Virtual Youth Congress, Freya’s vision is becoming a reality that you can join!

Join the Movement

We’re aiming to gather 1,000 middle & high school students grades 6th-12th to hold conversations with business, community, and education leaders in the STEM sphere around the following topics:

Sustainability, Tech for Good, Aerospace Engineering, and A.I.

Be sure your community joins SciTech Institute, STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice and TIES in this extraordinary opportunity!

Confirm your participation by Friday, January 26th

Know other STEM Ecosystems, communities, or organizations that would be interested in our event? Please share this website with them and help us meet the goal of 110+ communities and 1000+ youth!



What is AI?

What is Sustainability?

What is Aerospace Engineering?


Session Topics

Session Topics

The 2024 Changemakers in STEM Virtual Youth Congress will cover four main tracks over three online sessions. These tracks are divided into the following:


The idea that people must interact with the environment in a way that ensures there will be enough resources for future generations. The goal is to produce goods and services so that irreplaceable resources aren’t depleted. These natural resources include food, water, plants, and minerals.

Tech for Good

How we use technology to benefit people and the planet. Examples include using data models to determine air quality, how Internet of Things devices can monitor energy use and track water consumption, and satellite technology built to identify and protect conservation efforts. Other methods where technology is used to benefit society are illustrated by the development of machine learning tools to help un-homed people find careers and gamified simulation training to help traumatized teenagers.

Aerospace Engineering

The field of engineering focused on the designing, building, and testing of machines that fly both within and without Earth’s atmosphere. Aerospace engineers develop technologies that are used in aviation, defense systems, and spacecraft.

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

Intelligent human behavior. In this way, computers learn from data and can make predictions or decisions based on this knowledge. The goal is for the computer to improve its performance over time. Computers can watch and observe what others do and then copy that action; watch and observe and then use logic to make their own decisions based on previous interactions with data; and learn from their previous mistakes.

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