Sustainable Communities! Collaborative Action Research Program for the 2023 Nobel Prize Summit

Sustainable Communities! Collaborative Action Research Program for the 2023 Nobel Prize Summit

The Smithsonian Science Education Center is assembling a group of high school students ages 14-19 to participate in a collaborative action research program on the topic of Sustainable Communities!. Through this virtual program, young people will produce an action project video that will be shared at the 2023 Nobel Prize Summit. This Summit is hosted by the Nobel Foundation and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and will be held May 24-26, 2023, in Washington, DC, both virtually and in-person. 

Who are we looking for?   
We are looking for young people who are dedicated to investigating local and global issues through a lens of science, who are motivated to take action, and who are willing to represent their communities in a global forum. We are seeking:    

  • Young people ages 14-19 who represent communities around the world.     
  • Young people must be proficient in both written and spoken English.     
  • Individuals who can commit to participating for 3 months from program start date (From March 1, 2023 - May 26, 2023), and who can attend the 2023 Nobel Prize Summit virtually on May 24-26.  
  • Individuals who can dedicate roughly 2-3 hours per week to this project. All whole group meetings will take place via Zoom every Wednesday from 7:00-8pm Eastern starting on March 1, and all content and tasks will be hosted on Moodle. If you are not able to attend due to time zones, we can discuss accommodation or asynchronous options.    

How do you apply?    

What are some benefits of participating?      

  • The opportunity to network with professionals in many fields, including Nobel Laureates, and gain additional knowledge about science, sustainability, and social issues.     
  • A certificate acknowledging your participation, your name listed on the Smithsonian Science Education Center website, and your videos hosted on the SSEC, Nobel Foundation, and NASEM websites.  
  • The opportunity to engage and collaborate with other youth from around the world and to bring new ways of thinking and acting for a better future to your own community.    

For more information, contact Alexa Mogck at  

The Smithsonian Science Education Center Team