Saif Mahmoud Farrag
State/Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Hometown: Maraval, Port-of-Spain
High School: Queen’s Royal College
College Plans: New York University
Major: Aeronautical Engineering
Professional Plans: Aeronautical Engineer
Interests: Biking, Movies, Reading, Sports, Video games, Running, Zoo Volunteering
Activities: Soccer, Speech and Debate, Student Government, Close Quarters Combat
Honors: First place in Queen’s Royal College in; Technical Drawing: Engineering, National Debate Champion, representing Queen’s Royal College in 2015, Annual Award winner for academic achievement in Queen’s Royal College, 2011 – 2016
Farrag Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program
CHARLESTON, WV, USA – August 2017 – Saif Farrag, a graduate of Queen’s Royal College represented Trinidad and Tobago at the National Youth Science Camp. Farrag 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.
Farrag shared, “NYSC has made me more outgoing and has further increased my love for science. I think NYSC is important because gathering young, aspiring STEM major students in an environment where they can learn and discuss important scientific subjects is a catalyst for inspiration.”
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.
Farrag plans to attend New York University in the fall, to study Aeronautical Engineering.
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