YES! intern Jordyn discusses her project working in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology measuring 3D models of frog skeletons. She shares how her experience in the YES! program changed her perspective on what science is and who scientists can be.
The Smithsonian Institution’s Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) internship program gives teens from communities that are underrepresented in STEM careers the opportunity to work with Smithsonian scientists and other experts. These young people from the greater Washington, D.C., area work on science research projects and get science communication and college preparation training over the course of the program.
As part of the 2019 YES! program, the interns created these TED-style talks to share their stories.