Global STEM Scholars Program

Program Destination and Participants

This program is exclusively customized for 9th-12th grade students and accompanying teachers and parents. The program requires minimum 20 students and cannot exceed 45 students in a group.


IDI, in partnership with number of nationally renowned US Universities, is organizing a STEM based leadership program for high school students.  The primary objective of this program is to develop critical thinking and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. STEM has been a critical topic in all careers and everyday life. 


Students will be engaged in hands-on programs and workshops at University in Washington, DC.  The program will also include historical tour of US Congress, World Bank, NASA, Embassy in Washington, DC and world famous Smithsonian museums. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

Students will have the opportunity to work in small groups to complete and present on a research activity based on a real-world, global challenge.

  • Students will be assigned in small groups of 4-5 students, based on total numbers participating. 
  • Each group will spin one color wheel that has a mix of global STEM challenges, followed by a second wheel that identifies a tool for address the issue.  For example, solve “global warming” using “drones”.
  • Each small group would be responsible for conducting research and proposing a concept that utilizes the tool to address the global issue. 
  • A student facilitator or two will work with each group to assist with the research and design.
  • Students will prepare a poster explaining their global challenge and tool, their concept and hypothesis.
  • Students will present their posters at a capstone presentation on the final Friday.

STEM Sessions

Students will engage in four, interactive STEM lectures with hands-on activities spanning various STEM fields.

  • Biology
  • Computational & Data Sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physics and Robotics
  • Forensic Science

Cultural Exposure Visits

Participants will engage in a daily recreational session and get an opportunity to interact with students in the USA. They will learn about US History, visit world famous Smithsoniam National Museums of Air and Space and Natural History; Monuments in Washington, DC.; World Bank and NASA. In addition they will visit Baltimore Harbor, Historical Philadelphia and New York City. 

Contact Person

Ms. Sukriti Adhikari

Director School Exchange Programs

For details, email or contact our country coordinators. 

Partnering Universities: George Mason University (GMU) and James Madison University (JMU)