Joey Li

Joey Jianwei Li

State/Country:  Alabama
Hometown:  Madison
High School:  Bob Jones High School
College Plans:  Duke University
Major:  Mathematics
Professional Plans:  Professor / Researcher
Interests:  Sports, Music, Cards, Speed Rubik’s Cubing
Activities:  Church Activities, Math Team, Competition Math Coaching
Honors:  AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist, Graduating with honors, Salutatorian USAMO and USAJMO Qualifier, Yale Book Award, AMTA Winner

Press Release

Li Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Joey Li, a graduate of Bob Jones High School represented Alabama at the National Youth Science Camp. Li 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.

Li shared, “NYSC has provided a lot of food for thought in terms of career paths, areas of research, and issues that I simply wouldn’t have been aware of otherwise, and that will definitely carry over into my college experience. One of the central pillars at NYSC is thoughtful discussion, and being able to formulate my thoughts, communicate them coherently, and evaluate other’s ideas is an invaluable trait I’ve developed here.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Li plans to attend Duke University in the fall, to study Mathematics.


Contact Information:

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