High School: School of Science and Technology
College Plans: Stanford University
Professional Plans: Doctor
Interests: Music, Game programming, Score writing, Graphic design, Reading car news articles
Activities: Band, Swimming, Tennis, Volunteering (in and out of school), Private piano and drum lessons, Editor for school yearbook, Volunteer coach for middle school Science Bowl team
Honors: AP Scholar, National Merit Commended Student, Mu Alpha Theta Oregon Health and Science University Maybelle Clark Macdonald Stipend: essay competition winner for paid internship, Third Place in Computer Science, NWSE-Qualifying Project, and Army Award: Beaverton-Hillsboro Science Expo, Oregon/Washington Regional Science Bowl: 6th place out of 64 teams (2013), 9th place out of 72 teams (2015), School of Science and Technology Academic Excellence Awards: Spanish (2014), Multiple Subjects (2015), Writing and Physics (2016), NICERC Cyber Discovery Summer Camp: First place team in cryptography, Pauline Eidemiller Scholarship: 1st place winner, Oregon Music Teachers’ Association (OMTA) Syllabus, Successful Evaluation for Levels 1-10, Oregon Federation of Music Clubs Festival: 8 consecutive Superior-rating performer in theory, concerto, and solo, Oregon Junior Bach Festival: 4-time state division winner, OMTA Ensemble Festival: 7-year consecutive state division winner, Oregon State Percussion Solo Contest: Rank 1 in mallets, Rank 2 in snare drum
Tan Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Mingqian Tan, a graduate of School of Science and Technology represented Oregon at the National Youth Science Camp. Tan 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.
Tan shared, “It is one thing to spend class or lab time with peers and professors who share appreciation and passion for science. It is another to eat dinner with them, hike through forests with them, and have late-night conversations with them. NYSC has taken academically successful students from across the nation and the world out of the classroom and into the West Virginia wilderness. The result is getting to know fellow delegates and staff as scientists, as well as people – a full perspective that is relatively easy to achieve at NYSC but markedly harder outside of this Science Camp.”
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.
Tan plans to attend Stanford in the fall, to study Pre-medicine.
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