State/Country: South Carolina
High School: Southside High School
College Plans: Duke University
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
Professional Plans: Mechanical or Automotive Engineer
Interests: Biking, Sports, Traveling, Music, Hiking, Camping, Reading, Movies, Running, Gardening, learning computer science in my free time, exploring new consumer technology and advances in modern cars
Activities: Orchestra, Speech and Debate, Tennis, Student Government, Beta Club, High School PTA Board Member, Ultimate Frisbee
Honors: Graduating with honors, Beta Club, AP Scholar, Boy’s State, National Merit Commended Student Violinist in the Carolina Youth Symphony, “Electroplating of Heavy Metal Nanoparticles for Effective Filtration of Drinking Water” 1st place at Regional Science Fair, “A Novel Examination of Electrolysis to Confirm the Elementary Charge of an Electron, ” 2nd place at Regional Science Fair, Greenville Civitan Good Citizenship Award
Tian Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Kevin Tian, a graduate of Southside High School represented South Carolina at the National Youth Science Camp. Tian 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.
Tian shared, “I’ve learned to appreciate lectures and seminars in subject areas that are foreign to me. For example, I had a fantastic time testing my hand at screen printing and the process of graphic design for t-shirts.”
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.
Tian plans to attend Duke University in the fall, to study Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.
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