Peter Paulino

Pedro “Peter” Xavier Paulino

State/Country:  Connecticut
Hometown:  Stamford
High School:  CEFET High
College Plans:  Undecided
Major:  Engineering and Economics
Professional Plans:  Undecided
Activities: Speech and Debate, Student Government, Tennis, Researcher in Particle Physics Studies, Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Applied Math Scholar and Researcher, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, International Federated Chess Players, Model of United Nations Club President
Honors:   6 x Awarded “Best Delegation’’ in  Rio MUN Circuit ,  Selected to represent Brazil in the London International Youth Science Forum 2017, Awarded second place in the Science Olympiad at 22nd  International Competitions For Science, Mathematics, Mental Ability and Electronics 2016 (QUANTA), Awarded silver medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad ”Mathématiques sans Frontières” 2016, Finalist at Quanta International Debating Competition 2016, India, Selected to be part of the Brazilian National Delegation in Quanta International Competition 2016, India , 2x Gold Medalist at the Brazilian Geography Olympiad (OBG) (2015,2016),  2x Bronze Medalist at the Brazilian Physics Olympiad for Public Schools (OBFEP) (2015, 2016),  Bronze Medalist at the Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad (OBMEP) (2016), 2x Gold Medalist at the Brazilian Astronomy Olympiad (OBA) (2014, 2015), Silver Medalist at the Brazilian Astronomy Olympiad (OBA) (2016), Top 1% of the training test takers to admission for USP(University of São Paulo), the Latin America Best University (2016), 2x Gold Medalist at EXPOTEC (2014,2016), Oxford Royale Academy Scholar 2017

Press Release

Paulino Attends Prestigious United States National STEM Program

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Peter Paulino, a graduate of CEFET High represented Connecticut at the National Youth Science Camp. Paulino 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.

“This is a unique experience for these amazing students and one that can impact them for the rest of their lives. Peter is a excellent example of the kind of students who participate and go on to significant achievements in the STEM fields.” said John Giroir, Director of the National Youth 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 To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Paulino plans to study Engineering and Economics.


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