Michael Yukun Yang
State/Country: North Carolina
High School: Charlotte Latin School
College Plans: Stanford University
Professional Plans: Science Researcher
Interests: Music, Reading, Photography, Traveling, art (drawing, painting, etc.), computer programming
Honors: AP Scholar, Governor’s School, Graduating with honors, National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist 2017
Yang Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Michael Yang, a graduate of Charlotte Latin School represented State at the National Youth Science Camp. Yang 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.
Yang shared, “NYSC is an incredible opportunity for recent high school grads to preview what making new friends in college will be like, and to deepen their love of science.”
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.
Yang plans to attend Stanford University in the fall.
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