Exponential Youth Camp

Singularity University’s Exponential Youth Camp (XYC) is a 5-week pilot program at NASA Research Park that empowers young future leaders with life-changing, hands-on education and encourages them to build solutions to global grand challenges using exponential technology.

Participants are exposed to graduate level education, internships, team projects and mentorships that challenge them to apply technology to change their world, network with a global community, and discover and align their passion with future opportunities.

Experience

  • World-class curriculum
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Interactive visits to leading innovation spaces and startups in Silicon Valley
  • Thought-provoking group discussions
  • A network of important connections with mentors
  • Skill-building internship experience
  • Application-based group projects

Specific Benefits

  • Exposure to exponentially growing technologies; understanding of basic principles, nomenclature, direction and impact of these technologies
  • Exposure to fields of study necessary for applying exponentially growing technologies, including Design; Entrepreneurship; Finance and Economics; Futures Studies and Forecasting, and Policy, Law, and Ethics;
  • Understanding the ethical considerations and potential positive and negative impact of these technologies on society and on solving Grand Challenges
  • Developing leadership skills and teamwork in international and interdisciplinary teams focused on innovative projects addressing Global Grand Challenges
  • Being a part of a pilot program to create the SU Program for Youth (K-12)
  • Meeting leaders, makers, innovators and thinkers across multiple fields and having opportunities to visit leading labs, organizations and companies in Silicon Valley

XYC 2014

Thank you to everyone who helped make Exponential Youth Camp 2014 such a success! This year was XYC's second year in pilot. The program had 14 students from various countries (including Indonesia, Belgium, Mexico and France) who formed 4 team projects that applied exponential technologies to SU’s Global Grand Challenges.

XYC 2015 dates and application will be announced soon. Sign up for updates!


ACADEMIC PARTNER

IDEAco is an education and development company working to change the way the world learns and grows by creating solutions that encourage new ways of collaborating and learning.


Singularity University wants to ensure that our educational impact is accessible to a diverse group of people.

As a result, XYC is looking for sponsors to assist participants who might not otherwise be able to attend, with financial assistance for program fees.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or know someone who may be interested, please email [email protected].


Singularity University is proud to present the following XYC 2014 team projects:

Disaster Mesh

Team: Margaux Giles (USA, France, UK), Katelyn Dunn (USA), Karla Dana (Mexico) Website: http://disastermesh.com Description: Disaster Mesh uses a creative mesh network to help and connect disaster survivors. The result is instant internet connectivity which enables survivors to contact each other and gives relief organizations a simple and effective tool in allocating resources to the areas in need. Global Grand Challenge: Security, Health

Update: On August 21st, the Disaster Mesh team filed for a provisional patent for their device. They were also invited to Italy to exhibit a working prototype at Maker Faire Rome, October 3-5th.


Team Borganet

Team: (left to right) Charlie Noble (USA), Enrique Goudet (Mexico), Yann Wollman (USA & France) Description: Team Borganet developed two project ideas focused on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for critical goods delivery. Global Grand Challenge: Health


Digitux

Team: (left to right) Nima Vasseghi (USA & Iran), Aaron Drew (USA) Description: Digitux is a beginner programing environment that teaches software and hardware simultaneously. Their mission is to empower children with the technical skills they will need in an evermore technology centered world. Global Grand Challenge: Education


Project Jiminy

Team: (left to right) Tejas Widjonarko (Indonesia), Raphael Jafri (USA & Switzerland), Keating Kuhn (USA), Rohan Sadhwani (USA), William Matthynssens (Belgium) Description: Project Jiminy’s mission is to provide cheap, nutritious, food to whoever needs it by creating foods made from crickets that have high protein content. Global Grand Challenge: Food