Robert Song

Robert Sangmok Song

State/Country:  Utah
Hometown:  Kaysville
High School:  Davis High School
College Plans:  Emory University
Major:  Biology
Professional Plans:  Doctor / Surgeon
Interests:  Video games, Running, Sports, Traveling, Music, Cards, Biking, Hiking, Reading
Activities: Church Activities, Key Club, Orchestra, Student Government, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
Honors:  Graduating with honors, AP Scholar 2017 KSL Science Sterling Scholar Semi-Finalist, 2016 University of Utah Bioscience Summer Research Program, 2015 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Team Member, Davis High School Senior Class Officer Vice President, Davis High School Varsity Tennis (captain), Davis High School Chemistry Club President, Davis High School Honors/Citizenship Student

Press Release

Song Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Robert Song, a graduate of Davis High School represented Utah at the National Youth Science Camp.  Song 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.

Song shared, “NYSC has prepared me to accept anyone as who they are even more than before, because there is such a diverse culture and environment represented here at camp. Our thought processes may be similar due to our science mindset, but our viewpoints and personalities all vary and showing humility is one step in creating a more harmonious environment with the people around us.”

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

Song plans to attend Emory University in the fall, to study Biology.


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