The Co-Directors of the Young Scholars Program (YSP) are members of the Office of STEM Teaching Activities (OSTA) at Florida State University. As members of OSTA, the Co-Directors are also Directors of several other outreach programs. For that reason, the program does not offer regular office hours during the school year, so we are unable to accept meetings or phone calls. Email is the most effective way to communicate with the program staff.
Young Scholars Program
Office of STEM Teaching Activities-FSU
319 Stadium Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4295


Fax: (850) 644-0643


If you do send an email query, it may take a few days to receive a reply. The Co-Directors dedicate some specific days to YSP correspondence during the semester and cannot promise an immediate response. Due to overwhelming interest in the program, inquiries about specific admission decisions are not entertained.



Capt. Barbara Shoplock
Young Scholars Program, Co-Director
Saturday at the Sea Programs, Director
Office of STEM Teaching Activities
Dr. Jessica Simon
Young Scholars Program, Co-Director
College STEM Teaching, Director
Office of STEM Teaching Activities