State/Country: Rhode Island
Hometown: East Greenwich
High School: East Greenwich High School
College Plans: Wellesley College
Professional Plans: Doctor
Interests: Hiking, Traveling
Activities: Orchestra, TennisTutoring, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Environmental Club
Honors: National Honor Society, Valedictorian, AP Scholar
Huang Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Jessie Huang, a graduate of East Greenwich High School represented Rhode Island at the National Youth Science Camp. Huang 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.
Huang shared, “NYSC has changed how I interact with people and also allowed me to discover myself and what makes me unique. I have reevaluated what my plans for college are and what type of person I am, too.”
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.
Huang plans to attend Wellesley College in the fall, to study Neuroscience.
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