Albert Ken Xu
High School: Fayetteville High School
College Plans: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Computer Science
Professional Plans: Undecided
Interests: Reading, Running, Music, CardsFrisbee
Activities: Speech and DebateScience Bowl, Quiz Bowl, Piano
Honors: Valedictorian, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist USABO Semifinalist, Five-time AIME Qualifier, Novice Policy Debate State Champion, Science Bowl State Champion
Xu Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Albert Xu, a graduate of Fayetteville High School represented Arkansas at the National Youth Science Camp. Xu joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program. The National Youth Science Camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Green Bank, West Virginia, integrates engaging and thought provoking STEM presentations and hands-on activities with adventurous outdoor experiences and performing and applied arts.
Each year, graduating high school seniors with high achievements in STEM fields are selected from the 50 states, Washington, D.C. and eight countries, to attend the National Youth Science Camp. For almost a month, delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also experience the beauty of the West Virginia outdoors through backpacking, caving, mountain biking and rock climbing.
These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided to them at no cost, including travel, removing any financial barriers for attendance. Delegates also have the opportunity to gain individual hands on experience in STEM fields. The impact is profound and lifelong, according to Science Camp alumni, staff and presenters.
“This is a unique experience for these amazing students and one that can impact them for the rest of their lives. Albert is a excellent example of the kind of student who participates and goes on to significant achievements in the STEM fields.” said John Giroir, Director of the National Youth Science Camp.
The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to www.apply.nysc.org. To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit www.nysf.com.
Xu plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley in the fall, to study Computer Science.
John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – 304-205-9724 x1
National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387