State/Country: New Mexico
High School: Carlsbad High School
College Plans: Vanderbilt University
Major: Electrical Engineering
Professional Plans: Researcher
Interests: Cards, Photography, Violin, Reading, Drawing/Painting
Activities: Orchestra, Student Government, Tennis, MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Club Officer, Carlsbad City Student Advisory Council Secretary
Honors: Valedictorian, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, 1st place in Mathematical Science in Southeast NM Regional and NM State Science Fair in 2014 and 2015, American Association of University Woman Honor 2013-2016, 2nd place in NM State MESA USA 2017, 3rd place in NM State VEX Robotics 2015, 2015 ISEF Observer
Xiong Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Yoni Xiong, a graduate of Carlsbad High School represented New Mexico at the National Youth Science Camp. Xiong 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.
Xiong shared, “I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was. I was able to complete many amazing trips and activities throughout camp, including caving and Ultimate.”
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.
Xiong plans to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in the fall, to study Electrical 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