Rinik Kumar

Rinik Kumar

State/Country:  Nevada
Hometown:  Reno
High School:  The Davidson Academy of Nevada
College Plans:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology or California Institute of Technology
Major:  Aerospace Engineering or Applied Physics
Professional Plans:  Engineer / Industry Researcher
Interests:  Video games, Music, Cards, Biking, Hiking, Woodworking, DIY Projects, Music (Piano + Trombone), Casual Debate
Activities:  Orchestra, Band-Principal Trombone in Reno Youth Jazz Band (2016, 2017), Third Trombone in University of Nevada, Reno: Jazz Lab II (2017), Principal Trombone in Reno Youth Symphonic Orchestra (2015, 2017), Principal Trombone in Nevada All-State Band (2017), Davidson Academy DECA Club, Davidson Academy Math Club, Davidson Academy Science Bowl, Davidson Academy Science Olympiad Team, Northern Nevada Math Club, University of Nevada, Reno Math Club
Honors:  Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist National AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, AP Scholar with Honor, Rensselaer Medal, ISEF Finalist (Intel Science and Engineering Fair), 2-time USAPHO Qualifer, USAMO Qualifier, USAJMO Qualifier, Top 1% AMC 10 Score (136.5), Top 1% AMC 12 Score (136.5), , 1st place DECA Restaurant and Food Service Management (2016, 2017), 1st place DECA Principles of Finance (2015), , 1st place Science Bowl State (2016, 2017)

Press Release

Kumar Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Rinik Kumar, a graduate of The Davidson Academy of Nevada represented Nevada at the National Youth Science Camp.  Kumar 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. Rinik is a excellent example of the kind of student who participates and goes 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 www.apply.nysc.org. To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit www.nysf.com.

Kumar plans to attend either Massachusetts Institute of Technology or California Institute of Technology in the fall, to study Aerospace Engineering or Applied Physics.


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