Youth STEM Empowerment Programme

YSEP is a mentoring programme that guides students to develop innovative products and solutions to solve real-life community problems using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The programme also equips the students with relevant design thinking, communication and STEM skills.

Click here to view our 2022 batch of students in action!

Types of Projects

YSEP aims to raise students’ awareness of the United Nations Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the need for STEM to address these goals. The goals that we will be addressing in 2022 are:

sdg 3sdg 10sdg 13


In line with the selected SDGs, students will work in teams to empathise, ideate, and prototype a project relating to one of the following topics:

  1. Underserved communities in Singapore
  2. Climate action
  3. Issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic
  4. Empowering persons with disabilities

Calendar of Events (2022)

Application Process


RSVP For Teachers' Briefing28 February
Teachers' Briefing2 March
Deadline for Registration31 March
Notification of acceptance20 April
Students to accept programme commitment27 April


Programme Schedule (May be subject to changes)

30 May311 June2345
Orientation and Design thinking workshopCommunity interactionsIdeationTechnical workshopsRe-ideation  
Project PrototypingProject PrototypingProject PrototypingProject PrototypingProject Prototyping  
Poster and Presentation work*Poster and Presentation work*Poster and Presentation work*    
    STEM showcase setupSTEM showcase and graduation 


Post Programme


Incubation Award**July to September 2022
Community Showcase***July to December 2022

* Poster and Presentation work can be done independently by students in school. All posters must be submitted to their mentors by 15th June.

** For details on the Incubation Award, please see section on Awards and Certificate.

*** Students will be invited to showcase their projects at various community locations (libraries and community centres). Details of these showcases are subject to SMMs and more details will be shared as the programme proceeds.

Awards and Certificate

All students who complete the programme will receive the following certificates:

  1. The QUESTA (Gold) award administered by Science Centre Singapore
  2. The Youth Science Empowerment Programme certificate jointly administered by Science Centre Singapore, Bloomberg, Amazon Wed Services and US Embassy Singapore. 

Outstanding teams who address the issue of Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) will be selected for project incubation between July and September 2022. 

Contact Details

For further enquiries, please contact:

Programme Coordinator at

We would like to thank our sponsors for the programme

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