Eric Yiyang Wang
Hometown: Johns Creek
High School: Chattahoochee High School
College Plans: Yale University
Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Professional Plans: Research Scientist
Interests: Music, Photography, Camping, Hiking, Videography
Activities: Band, ScoutsNational Junior Classical League Officer, Chattahoochee HS Chemistry Olympiad Club Founder, Clarinet Player in Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Clarinet Player in Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
Honors: National Honor Society, Graduating with honors, AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Beta Club 2016 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad High Honors & 2015 Honors Recipient, 2016 Siemens Science Competition Semifinalist, 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 4th Award, , 2016, 15, 13 Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band First Chair Clarinet, 2016 National Junior Classical League 1st Place State Digital Scrapbook & 1st Place Promotional Video Contest, 2015 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program Attendee
Wang Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Eric Wang, a graduate of Chattaboochee High School represented Georgia at the National Youth Science Camp. Wang joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM 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.
Wang shared, “Camp challenged me to get out of my comfort zone by helping me try new experiences Although it was challenging at first, being surrounded by peers and encouraging staff helped me overcome my fears.”
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.
Wang plans to attend Yale University in the fall, to study Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.
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