to view the 2015 Lexington YSS Confirmation Packet

Youth Science Summit
Saturday, June 27
Thank you for participating in the Lexington Youth Science Summit. This confirmation packet contains
important information to help your student prepare for this opportunity, as well as policies and
procedures that ensure a quality program for everyone. Please review this information carefully. If
any questions or concerns arise, contact Kentucky Science Center.
Event Details
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Lexmark Inc.
740 W. New Circle Road
Lexington, KY 40550
Youth Science Summit
8:40 AM- 4:30 PM
Drop Off
8:00 AM- 8:40AM
Pick Up
4:30 PM
Enter through Lexmark Main Entrance from New Circle Road,
740 W. New Circle Road, Lexington, KY 40550
Check- in will take place between 8:00-8:40 AM at Lexmark Inc. The 1st session will
begin promptly at 8:40 AM.
Student participants are asked to bring this CONFIRMATION LETTER and a completed
HEALTH AND PERMISSION FORM with them. Students will not be admitted to the Youth
Science Summit without turning in the completed Health and Permission Form at checkin.
Participants will receive a wristband, name tag and event program at check-in.
Wristbands and name tags must be left on for the duration of the day for access to the
Youth Science Summit.
Parents/Guardians can drop off their student participants attending the Youth Science
off at the main entrance of Lexmark International, Inc. Students will not be admitted to
the Youth Science Summit without turning in the completed Health and Permission Form
at check-in.
Participants will receive their Youth Science Summit T-shirt and goodie bags upon
check-out and will also have the opportunity to enter to win a family 4 pack of exhibit
passes to Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, KY. Parents and Guardians may sign a
waiver allowing students to transport themselves to and from the event; however all
student participants must stop by the check-out location prior to leaving for the day to
sign- out.
The Youth Science Summit officially ends at 4:30 pm. All Middle School participants are
required to be signed out by a parent or guardian (proof of ID will be required at time of
check out). High School students may sign themselves out of the program if they have a
wavier signed by their parent or guardian at the time of check in.
Remember, all participants need to stop by the check-out counter to sign out for the day.
A light breakfast (granola bars, bagels and cream cheese, fruit, cereal bars, juice, milk)
will be available for participants from 8:00 AM -8:35 AM.
Lunch will be provided for all participants and will take place between 12:00 -1:00 PM.
Water and soft drinks will also be available.
*We ask that participants please bring extra cash with them if they would like to purchase additional food items from
vending machines.
Causal dress code. Closed toed shoes are recommended for lab participation.
Please visit the Science Center’s website at or call
502-561-6100 ext. 6111.
Program Day Timeline
8:00-8:40 AM
Student Check- In and Light Breakfast
8:40 AM
Youth Science Summit Kick-off
9:15 AM
Break into groups for morning sessions
12:00 -1:00 PM
Lunch & Keynote Speaker
1:30 PM
Break into groups for afternoon sessions
4:30 PM
Check out
*Students will be divided into High School, Middle School, High School Tech-preneur, & Middle School
GIRLS in STEM tracks as determined at the time of payment & registration.
The below provides the program timeline and descriptions of each afternoon breakout. Participants
are asked to review this information prior to arriving on Saturday, June 27. Please note the session
times listed below are approximate and may changed based on number of participants. A final
schedule will be issued to you when you sign in.
Breakout Session Descriptions (subject to change)
Lab Offerings: Hands-on lab sessions ranging from 30 to 60 minutes. Labs are presented by Bluegrassregion partners or Lexmark.
Reverse Science Fair: A spin on the traditional Science Fair, youth will have an opportunity to survey
research from throughout the region and discuss with a variety of STEM professionals.
Speed Mentoring: Students will have the opportunity to sit down with professionals from an array of
science disciplines to discuss their careers, and ask questions about colleges, programs of study, and
get helpful hints about taking the next step toward their professional careers.