Hannah Deepti Komanapalli
High School: Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities
College Plans: Purdue University
Major: Mathematics or Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Professional Plans: Doctor
Interests: Music, Reading, Gardening, Hiking, Traveling, Baking, Calligraphy
Activities: Band, Church Activities, Orchestra, Student Government, Tennis, Science Olympiad, BPA, HOSA, Envirothon, Science Fair, Model UN, Volunteering at Greenhouse, Volunteering at Hospital
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar Academic All-Star
Komanapalli Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Hannah Komanapalli, a graduate of Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities represented Indiana at the National Youth Science Camp. Komanapalli 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.
Komanapalli shared, “NYSC has really helped me become more confident and easy-going. I’ve not only become more confident in social situations, but also in my future. However, I’m actually a lot more confused in what I want to do, but I’ve learned to be OK with that and if I just do what I love I’ll get to the right place.”
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.
Komanapalli plans to attend Purdue University in the fall, to study Mathematics or Cell, Molecular 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