Jialun “Jaja” Wang
High School: Lawrence Free State High School
College Plans: Cornell University
Professional Plans: Environmental Economist
Interests: Biking, Cards, Music, Running, Sports, Kayaking, Guitar Hero III, Karaoke, Fantasy Football
Activities: Orchestra, Tennis, Model United Nations, Science Olympiad, Scholars Bowl, Math Team, Quail Run Elementary School Book Club
Honors: Valedictorian, National Merit Finalist, Boy’s State National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Participant, National AP Scholar
Wang Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Jaja Wang, a graduate of Lawrence Free State High School represented Kansas 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, “NYSC has shifted my interests beyond merely the textbook and into real world applications. It has opened my mind and shown me the broad scope of science in society and pushed me to think big.”
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 Cornell University in the fall, to study Economics.
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