Steven Cen

Steven “Steve” Rui Cen

State/Country:  Oregon
Hometown:  Portland
High School:  Westview High School
College Plans:  University of California, Berkeley
Major:  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professional Plans:  Undecided
Interests:  Music, Swimming, covering music on the piano
Activities:  Android Intern at Portland State University, Westview High School Swim Team, Westview High School Computer Science Club
Honors:  AP Scholar USA Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad Semifinalist

Press Release

Cen Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Steve Cen, a graduate of Westview High School represented Oregon at the National Youth Science Camp.  Cen 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.

Can shared, “NYSC has helped me become more excited about the challenges I will face in academia and in my career by instilling excitement in the possible positive impacts I’ll have.”

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

Cen plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley in the fall, to study Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


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