Shamanth Dharani Murundi
State/Country: New York
High School: Bethlehem Senior High School
College Plans: Cornell
Major: Biological Engineering
Professional Plans: Medical Research
Interests: Camping, Chess, Sports, Movies, Video games
Activities: Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton
Honors: National Honor Society, AP Scholar Multicultural High School Achievers Award, 1st place regional science bowl, 14th in national Science Bowl, 1st place regional history bowl, 5th regional computer program competition, 3rd place regional science Olympiad
Murundi Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Shamanth Murundi, a graduate of Bethlehem Senior High School represented New York at the National Youth Science Camp. Murundi 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.
Murundi shared, “Making new friends is always a unique experience; you have no idea how to approach everyone. I think I just relaxed and enjoyed myself, and friendship happened as similar interests arose.”
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.
Murundi plans to attend Cornell of Ithaca in the fall, to study Biological 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