Welcome Gaspar Uriel Derisi!

Gaspar Derisi

City:  San Rafael, Mendoza – Argentina
School:  PS-29 Del Carmen Secondary School
College Plans:  Buenos Aires University
Major:  Nanotechnologies
Professional Plans:  Materials Engineer

Gaspar will represent the country of Argentina this summer! He has won the Education Ministry Award, participated in National Science Clubs twice, two-time participant in the National Math Olympics and pre-selected for the Panamerican Math Olympics. Gaspar place 2nd and 3rd in teh Pierre Auger Observary Science Fair and National Science and Technology Fair. He is also involved in Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Tennis.

Congratulations, Gaspar!

Welcome Yumara (Yu) Vaca!

Yumara Vaca

City:  Cochabamba, Bolivia
School:  Hughes Schools
College Plans:  Undecided
Major:  Undecided
Professional Plans:  Researcher, Philosopher

Yu will represent her country of Bolivia this summer!  As Valedictorian, she is an AP Scholar and participated in the National Olympics in Mathematics. She holds 1st Place in both the Science Fair and Math Fair and an Honor Award for Meritorious Participation as logistic Secretary at the MiniMun HS United Nations Bolivian Model. Yu is active in Choir, Soccer, Student Government and dance including Bolivian Folk, Jazz and Ballet.

Congratulations, Yu!

Welcome Pedro (Peter) Xavier Paulino!

Pedro Paulino

City:  Stamford, CT
School:  CEFET High
College Plans:  Undecided
Major:  Engineering & Economics

Peter will be representing Connecticut this summer! Among his many honors, he is a six-time awarded “Best Delegation” in Rio MUN Circuit, was selected to represent Brazil in the London International Youth Science Forum. Peter placed 2nd in QUANTA Science Olympiad and was awarded the silver medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad. He was a finalist at the Quanta International Debating Competition and two-time gold medalist at the Brazilian National Delegation in Quanta International Competition in India. Peter is also involved in Student Government, Tennis, Model United Nations (President) and International Federated Chess Players.

Congratulations, Pete!

Welcome Michael Yukun Yang!

Michael Yang

City:  Matthews, NC
School:  Charlotte Latin School
College Plans:  Stanford University
Major:  Undecided
Professional Plans:  Science Researcher

Michael will be representing the state of North Carolina this summer! As an AP Scholar and member of the Governor’s School, he will be graduating with honors. Michael is a National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist and Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist 2017. Michael is also involved in computer programming and plays the flute.

Congratulations, Michael!

Welcome Steven Rui Cen!

Steven Cen

City:  Portland, OR
School:  Westview High School
College Plans:  University of California, Berkeley
Major:  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Steven will represent the state of Oregon this summer! An AP Scholar, he is a member of the USA Computing Olympiad Platinum Division and is a USA Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad Semifinalist. Steven holds Piano Syllabus Level X with distinguished Honor with Oregon Music Teachers Association. He is also active with swimming (Varsity and State), Westview HS Computer Science Club and is Programmer of First Tech Challenge Robotics and software intern at Oregon Health and Science University and also with Portland State University in Android App Development. Steven also participates with Beaverton Young Entrepreneur’s Academy and volunteers with Music Theory and Piano at Ethos Music Center.

Congratulations, Steven!

Welcome Ali IbrahimSyed Qutab

Ali Qutab

City:  Bolton, MA
School:  Saint Peter Marian Junior -Senior High School
College Plans:  Northeastern University
Major:  Bioengineering
Professional Plans:  Doctor, Researcher

Ali will be representing the state of Massachusetts this summer! Graduating with honors and an AP Scholar, he holds the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Rensselaer Medal, placed 2nd at the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair, invited to the STEM Student Fair of the Education Writers Association’s National Seminar and is in the Program for Gifted High School students at the College of the Holy Cross – Multivariable Calculus. Ali is active in the Wachusset Symphony Orchestra, performs independent research at UMass Medical School and holds an internship there.

Congratulations, Ali!

Welcome Saiff Mahmoud Farrag!

Saiff Farrag

City:  Maraval, Port of Spain
School:  Queen’s Royal College
College Plans:  New York University
Major:  Aeronautical Engineering
Professional Plans:  Aeronautical Engineer

Saiff will be representing Trinidad and Tobago this summer!  He has won First place at Queen’s Royal College in Technical Drawing and Engineering and is the Annual Award winner for Academic Achievement in Queen’s Royal College 2011-2016! Saiff is also the National Debate Champion representing Queen’s Royal College. He is involved in Soccer, Speech and Debate, Student Government and is active in Close Quarters Combat.

Congratulations, Saiff!

Welcome Vensan Creencia Cabardo!

Vensan Cabardo

City:  Las Cruces, NM
School:  Centennial High School
College Plans:  New Mexico State University
Major:  Computer Science & Mathematics
Professional Plans:  Software Developer

Vensan will be representing New Mexico this summer!  An AP Scholar, she is a member of the National Honor Society and will be graduating with honors as her class Salutatorian! Vensan won the Aspirations Award in Computing and Technology and is Academic Ambassador for Centennial High School. She is active with Science Olympiad and Computer Science Community Service Club.

Congratulations, Vensan!

Welcome Eric Yiyang Wang!

Eric Wang

City:  Johns Creek, GA
School:  Chattahoochee High School
College Plans:  Yale University
Major:  Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Professional Plans:  Research Scientist

Eric will be representing Georgia this summer!  Graduating with honors and a member of the National Honor Society, he is an AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Beta Club member, U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, High Honors recipient, Siemens Science Competition Semi-Finalist, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist andAll-State Band First Clarinet. Eric is involved in Band, Scouts Emory Youth Symphony and Orchestra and is National Junior Classical League Officer.

Congratulations, Eric!