Amy Zhao

Amy Yue Zhao

State/Country:  Michigan
Hometown:  Northville
High School:  Northville High School
College Plans:  Duke University
Major:  Biology
Professional Plans:  Doctor or Professor
Interests: Cards, Movies, Music, Traveling, Reading, Photography, Gardening, Journaling, Spending time with friends, Shopping
Activities:  Science Olympiad, buildOn, Dance, Piano, Yearbook, HOSA
Honors:  National Honor Society, AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Valedictorian Science Olympiad State and National Medalist, HOSA State and National Finalist

Press Release

Zhao Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Amy Zhao, a graduate of Northville High School represented Michigan at the National Youth Science Camp. Zhao 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.

Zhao shared, “I’ve always been rather reserved, so one challenge that I faced at NYSC was stepping out of my comfort zone to get to know as many of the delegates as I could. I became more conscious of making the effort to engage in conversations with people from all different backgrounds. I’m glad that I did, as I have made so many great connections and friendships.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Zhao plans to attend Duke University in the fall, to study Biology.


Contact Information:

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