High School: Cypress Falls High School
College Plans: Harvard University
Professional Plans: Professor
Interests: Music, Cards, Movies, Photography, Running
Activities: Key Club, Orchestra, Science Olympiad, Science National Honor Society, Tri-M National Honor Society,
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Mu Alpha Theta, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology Semifinalist
Lu Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Winnie Lu, a graduate of Cypress Falls High School represented Texas at the National Youth Science Camp. Lu 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.
Lu shared, “While at NYSC, I’ve learned that one’s path isn’t always obvious or predictable, but rather that one will find their path by seizing opportunities and continuing to learn from and connect with others.”
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.
Lu plans to attend Harvard University at Cambridge in the fall, to study Mathematics.
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