Enrique Abundis Mendivil
High School: Emiliano Zapata BUAP
College Plans: Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Major: Actuarial Sciences
Professional Plans: Stock Broker, Consultant, CEO
Interests: Biking, Chess, Music, Sports, Photography, Gardening, Knitting, Traveling, Hiking, Cards
Activities: Band, Choir, Track and Field, Swimming, Wrestling
Honors: 2nd place State Mathematics Olympiad, Winner in Enterprises
Mendivil Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Enrique Abundis Mendivil, a graduate of Emiliano Zapata BUAP represented Mexico at the National Youth Science Camp. Mendivil 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.
Mendivil shared, “NYSC has created ways to prepare you for college. Lectures are a great way to learn and discover new things in scientific areas in a fun and active way. These experiences inspired me to keep pushing forward with my studies and to share science with everyone.”
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.
Mendivil plans to attend the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) in the fall, to study Actuarial Sciences.
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