Ivy League Mentorship (ILM)

4-year long-term course to transform a child into a seasoned innovator,
understand their career interests, and mentor them to develop a
distinguished profile with innovation-based achievements.

Ivy League
Mentorship (ILM)

4-year Long-term Course

Program Details

Over the years, many of our students have been accepted for their BS/Internships in top universities like Harvard, Stanford, Duke University, John Hopkins, MIT-Massachusetts, Brown University, Rice University, University of California – Berkeley, and so on. Many of them are also granted full and partial scholarships for their college.

We have acquired knowledge of what it takes to get into top universities and scholarships. We are now offering this expertise to mentor our students to strongly differentiate their profile with innovations, research, entrepreneurship, leadership positions, and media exposure opportunities.

Modules

Apart from the DiscoverSTEM Innovation Program’s common modules, we also make custom modules and interactions with mentors and experts.

Eligibility

Kids between

Kids between

10-17 years

10-17 years

are accepted

are accepted

Students in 10th grade may be accepted for the Accelerated ILM program.

Admission

Enrollment in this program is by
selection only

Enrollment in this program is by selection only
Contact Us HERE to Apply

Selection Flow

Step 1

Send us your interest to join the program through CONTACT US page

Step 2

We’ll schedule an information and Q&A session where we will give more details about the program and answer your questions. Information session is followed by the tour of our Innovation Lab. Kid and parent must attend to proceed.

Step 3

If you meet our eligibility criteria and are also interested to join this program, we’ll send the Application Form and schedule the selection test.

Step 4

Please fill the application form and attend our very interesting selection
test along with parent and siblings. Selection test comprises of:

i. Left and Right brain coordination test (3-minutes)
ii. Learning curve test (3-minutes)
iii. Creativity & family innovation culture test (10-minutes)
iv. Abstract, Forward & Backward Thinking test (10 minutes)
v. Interview (10-minutes)

Step 4

Please fill the application form and attend our very interesting selection
test along with parent and siblings. Selection test comprises of:

i. Left and Right brain coordination test
(3-minutes)
ii. Learning curve test
(3-minutes)
iii. Creativity & family innovation culture test
(10-minutes)
iv. Abstract, Forward & Backward Thinking test
(10 minutes)
v. Interview
(10-minutes)

Step 5

If you make it to our merit list, we’ll inform you via email and text message to allot you a seat! You may now start your journey to be our next young inventor!

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants develop skills like critical thinking, logical analysis, reasoning, different types of brainstorming, experiment designing to test a hypothesis, and writing problem statement for research.
  • They also learn to analyze problems, generate ideas, evaluate ideas to find the best one.
  • The child also learns how to mentor someone for innovations by working with us as Assistant Innovation Facilitator.
  • Expected to have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of up to 8 innovations and corresponding patent applications in multiple countries.
  • Opportunity to write papers and conduct live research with our partner research labs / globally recognized scientists.
  • Opportunity to be featured in mainstream media for their research and innovations.

Parent’s Mentoring

This course includes various sessions for parents on:

  1. How to nurture and challenge your child’s thinking and creative abilities.
  2. How to develop innovation culture at home
  3. Career Interest identification of the child
  4. Interaction with experts in child’s field of career interest
  5. Child’s career strategy planning
  6. Child’s college strategy planning
  7. Child’s life goal planning

Duration

4 years

Time Commitment

2 hours/week for innovation session

2 hours/week to work as a Assistant Innovation Facilitator (only in 3rd and 4th year)

1 hour/week for other leadership sessions/assignments

Time for research activities (as demanded by research labs)

Waitlist

Rolling admission for ILM2022-23 closes on
August 31, 2022

Current waitlist to join this program:
4 months

Hisham Ahmad - CMO

I am a 14-year-old freshman attending Brighter Horizons Academy in Garland, Texas. I have extensive experience with marketing, as I have been a part of various companies and mentorships. I graduated from the DiscoverStem program, allowing new doors to open up for me, and change the way I see things. The DiscoverStem program has also given me more experience with concepts such as patents, invention, and innovation, as well as inspiration to use these skills to help the world around us.

DiscoverSTEM founders Mirza Rizwan and Mirza Faizan have made history by becoming the first Indian to win the coveted George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation – USA.

Started in 1949 by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Freedoms Foundation honors exceptional contributions of Americans towards communities in the USA. Generally reserved for the US citizens, the awarding organization made an exception to recognize the stellar research work and its impact of India’s Mr. Rizwan in designing and implementing a unique STEM & Innovation program for American children, thereby revolutionizing the education system in the USA.

Few of the other notable non-US citizens who have received George Washington Honor Medal include Ms. Margaret Thatcher (Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom), Lech Walesa (Former President of Poland and Noble Prize winner) and world-renowned Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As the latest recipients of this prestigious honor, Mirza brothers join historically acclaimed group of citizens whose work and dedication advance the American ideals, the award letter says.

Some of the distinguished US citizens who have received this award for their stellar contributions in their field are Walt Disney, Astronauts Sally Ride and John Glenn, Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Athletes like Arthur Ashe, George Foreman and Tiger Woods and famous US educator Jaime Escalante.