YSEA Science & Engineering Fair Award Winners 2022-2023

YSEA is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 winners of the Yale Science & Engineering Association’s Award for “Most Outstanding Exhibit in Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, or Chemistry” at regional high school science and engineering fairs in the U.S. and around the world. These fairs are affiliated with the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF).

 This year’s awards went to 216 students from the U.S. and other countries.  Within the United States, 196 awardees represented 172 high schools at 162 fairs in 48 states and territories.  Internationally, 20 awardees represented 16 high schools at 16 fairs in 13 countries.

To see a complete list of our 2022-2023 awardees, visit this page.

To volunteer at a local ISEF-affiliated fair visit the Society for Science Website.

Many thanks to Rick Koster for coordinating the awards for YSEA. 

Upcoming Awards Lecture

YSEA Award for Meritorious Service to Yale University

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 12 p.m. ET

You are invited to join the Yale Science and Engineering Association as we present the 2021 Award for Meritorious Service to Yale University to Judith Rodin.

Peter Salovey, President of Yale University and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, will have a fireside chat with Dr. Rodin, President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania. They will discuss their experiences as presidents of Ivy League institutions and the role of science in liberal arts universities.

Milton Young, Chair of YSEA, will serve as the moderator.

Register for the Webinar here.

April Dinner

Save the date! The next YSEA dinner will be on April 20th. We will be hosting special guests and announcing this year’s student award and alumni award winners for YSEA.

Upcoming Awards Lecture


September 29, 12:00 PM EST

YSEA blue people logo

September 29 at 12:00 PM EST: Jerry Chow, winner of the 2021 YSEA AWARD FOR ADVANCEMENT OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCE. At the time of the event, people can join this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83370278915?pwd=S2dBc3hkSUQ4YzdJVG9RZUtMTE9SUT09 

Attention Everyone: We Have New Logos!

After two months of hard work by our amazing intern Luna Aguilar, we now present to you our new YSEA logos!

Drumroll, please…

Here they are!

YSEA blue people logo

“The design of this logo focuses on the human element of YSEA and highlights the fact that most members are Yale alumni. Since the organization’s name does not highlight this alumni connection, this design puts that idea at the forefront. This is present by the various blues that fill out the people which features the Yale Blue on the right and various shades of blue for the other characters. The reasoning for the different shades of blue is to visually represent the uniqueness of the individuals in YSEA. Although all are Yale-affiliated STEM people, everyone majored in different areas of STEM, are in different stages with their Yale education, pursued unique careers, and have experienced different walks of life and this is highlighted and appreciated in the design. The center person has a graduate cap in order to indicate that they are an alumni. The two people in the back do not have the caps because having the elevated people wearing caps would give off the impression that older and more educated individuals are literally above other individuals. Additionally, not all YSEA members are alumni but rather current Yale students or have another distinction. 

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YSEA Summer Picnics – 2022!

July 31st at 12pm, Central Park, NYC

We are happy to announce that the annual YSEA Summer Picnics are back! Come relax among fellow scientists, engineers, and friends while dining on desserts and snacks. This is a family-friendly event so feel free to bring your families. RSVP here.

Questions? Contact info@ysea.org.

Upcoming Event with Astronomer Gary Chanan ’70 and the Development of the Keck Telescopes – June 24 @ 7 PM EDT

Join us for an event with Yale alum and astronomer Gary Chanan ’70! He will be discussing the development of the Keck telescopes, which play a quintessential role in astronomy research. Register for the event at 7 PM EDT on June 24, 2021 using this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q75VkKOxTeOi15j1J6euCA

The twin ten-meter Keck Telescopes, with their ground-breaking segmented-mirror technology, revolutionized optical and infrared astronomy, and have become the most scientifically productive telescopes in the world. Yale Science & Engineering Association awardee, Dr. Gary Chanan ’70, will discuss the development of the Keck telescopes, his collaboration with Jerry Nelson, the father of the Kecks, and a projected vision of future segmented telescopes. Dr. Aaron Barth ’90 will moderate this conversation.

This webinar has been produced in partnership with the Yale Science & Engineering Association, and the Yale Alumni Association Shared Interest Groups. By registering for this webinar, you are agreeing to share your email with these groups.

Yale Senior Showcase

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Yale Undergraduate Research Association

The Yale Undergraduate Research Association has announced its first Yale Senior Showcase, to be held online on April 24th and April 25th. The virtual symposium will showcase the work of Yale student researchers in projects from around the world in fields including science and engineering. A detailed agenda and registration link is available.

YSEA is a proud sponsor of the Yale Undergraduate Research Symposium.

For more information, please contact YURS@yale.edu.

YSEA Annual Meeting Slated for April 29, 2021

Due to the pandemic, YSEA will be holding its 2021 Annual Meeting and Networking Event online on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7 PM ET. At the meeting, we’ll:

  • announce the results of the election for 2021-2022 officers and board,
  • recognize the work of outstanding Yale students and YSEA grant winners,
  • meet the leaders of several very interesting student organizations supported by YSEA, and
  • reconnect with fellow alumni, students, faculty, and friends!


This will be a virtual event, but space is limited, so please RSVP soon! (For more details, you can download a PDF of the program.)

Call for Nominations: 2021 YSEA Awards

For more than seventy years, YSEA has recognized distinguished science and engineering alumni through the giving of the annual YSEA Awards. We’ve done pretty well predicting winners of Nobel Prizes and other major prizes via our awards! Our three major YSEA Awards are presented for:


Do you know someone who would be a good candidate for one of our alumni awards? Nominate them now!

Please get your nomination in no later than March 31st for your nominee to be considered for the 2021 awards!