Son Quang Do
High School: Kentwood Senior High School
College Plans: Princeton University
Major: Computer Science and Entrepreneurship
Professional Plans: Computer Scientist, Start-up Founder
Interests: Video games, Running, Reading, Movies, Traveling, Hiking, Coding (mostly games) and legos.
Activities: Track and Field, Church Activities, Student Government, Cross Country, Math Club
Honors: National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar, National Honor Society Questbridge Prep Scholar , Questbridge Match
Do Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Son Do, a graduate of Kentwood Senior High School represented Washington at the National Youth Science Camp. Do 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.
Do shared, “NYSC showed me a ton of different paths I could follow and explore in college and beyond. In addition, it taught me to not only be open to new ideas, but also new people.”
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.
Do plans to attend Princeton University in the fall, to study Computer Science and Entrepreneurship.
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