Kenny Tran Hoang
State/Country: North Carolina
High School: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
College Plans: University of Pennsylvania
Major: Chemistry, Piano Performance
Professional Plans: Doctor, Scientific Researcher, Entrepreneur
Interests: Music, Traveling, Sports, Running, Biking, Tournament Scrabble, Classical Piano, Spikeball
Activities: Band, Church Activities, Swimming, Cross Country, Basketball, Year-round swimming, Varsity Swimming (Captain), Science Bowl, NASA-HUNCH
Honors: National Merit Finalist International Sustainable World Engineering, Energy, Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP) Gold Medalist, Google Science Fair, Finalist, Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, International Finalist, American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music, 2nd Place, Ronald Sachs International Music Competition, Finalist, National Scrabble Championship, Top 10, Div. IV
Hoang Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Kenny Hoang, a graduate of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics represented State at the National Youth Science Camp. Hoang 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.
Hoang shared, “NYSC has made me curious about a variety of different fields I did not know a lot about before camp. My interactions and friendships with others made me a more understanding person.”
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.
Hoang plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, to study Chemistry and Piano Performance.
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