World Science Scholars Announces 2022 Cohort

Exceptional students from around the world prepare for new challenges and opportunities

NEW YORK, October 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The World Scientific Scholars (WSS) program, an initiative of the World Science Festival, announces its newest and largest class of 55 young scientists from 13 countries. These extraordinarily talented mathematical minds will have an unprecedented opportunity to apply their skills to uncharted disciplines. Led by world-renowned experts, scientists explore how advanced mathematical skills can be used to solve complex challenges in a variety of multidisciplinary fields.

“We bring together some of the most talented math students in the world and show them where their skills can take them beyond just math,” said World Science Festival co-founder and CEO Tracy day. “WSS is designed to inspire curiosity, broaden perspectives and create an enduring community of young scientists who support each other and have the expertise to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.”

Grantees will embark on a year-long journey of learning and discovery with WSS faculty, including Nobel and Breakthrough Prize winners, best-selling authors, and experts working at the forefront of their fields. Faculty members include Brian Greena renowned physicist and author; Andrea Alua leader in photonics and metamaterials; Connie AertsKavli Prize Winner 2022; Barbara Naterson-Horowitza pioneering cardiologist and evolutionary biologist; Stefan Wolframa pioneering computer scientist; Cumrun Vafa, a Breakthrough Prize winner; and many more.

Scientists take advanced, self-paced courses with interactive demonstrations, exercises, discussions, and video lectures. You’ll collaborate on projects, take virtual lab tours, and have a unique opportunity to interact directly with these unparalleled experts and teaching peers through engaging lectures and live virtual discussions. Scholars also join a vibrant and supportive online community that encourages discussion, debate and collaboration among students and allows them to form lifelong connections with their peers.

The scholarship holders, aged between 11 and 18, bring a wide range of interests and achievements to the table alongside their exceptional academic skills. The new cohort includes top math and science competition winners, numerous International Mathematical Olympiad qualifiers from more than five different countries, a Spirit of Ramanujan scholarship winner, Nick and Time Kid of the Year nominees, and Forbes 30 under 30 and a US National Youth Poet Laureate Finalist, appearing at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference as the youngest global winner of the 2021 Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis.

The World Science Scholars program is made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Students are nominated for WSS by the World Science Festival network of organizations and educational institutions or may apply directly to the program. The program’s broad, multifaceted approach identifies students from diverse communities, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and location. For students with innate, exceptional abilities who may lack the means to access resources to help them fulfill their potential, WSS’ free, high-quality digital, interactive program can be a life-changing experience.

Now in its fifth year of the program, the 2022 cohort brings the total number of scholarship recipients to 205 students from 31 countries. Upon completion of the program, grantees become members of a growing alumni network that maintains connections, helps support future cohorts by serving as mentors, and provides informal college counseling to new grantees. Through the growing alumni network and mentoring opportunities, students can build an educational and social community of talented individuals that will reach far into the future.

The graphic below shows the 2022 cohort of World Science Scholars.

SURNAME

AGE

POSITION

SCHOOL

Jeffrey Chang

17

North Point, Hong Kong

St Paul’s College

Nehal Singh

fifteen

Irving, Texas

Coppell High School

Manu Paramesh

13

Bengaluru, India

Homeschooled, RAM Foundation

George Cheng

16

Cary, North Carolina

Green Level High School

Mara Dumitru

16

Tenerife, Canary Islands

home schooled

Max Giron

fifteen

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Macris school

Guillermo Castellanos Alonso

fifteen

Granada, Spain

IES Julio Rodriguez

Alberto Lobo Guerrero B.

14

BogotaaColombia

College of San Carlos

Malak Mohammed

14

New Cairo, Egypt

The British International School, GEMS

Catherine Li

16

San Jose, California

The Harker School

Rachel Lee

17

Brooklyn, NY

Hunter College High School

Matthew Kuznicki

14

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

home schooled

Laura Helling

14

Johannesburg, South Africa

Parktown High School for Girls

Tejo Madhavarapu

12

Cupertino, California

Homeschooled, L. Euler Academy

Victor Robila

fifteen

New-York, New-York

Hunter College High School

Susie Lu

14

Sammamish, Washington

Sammamish school

jessica kim

17

LaCanada, California

La Canada High School

Junayed Rafi

17

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Adamjee Public School

Chinmayi Goyal

14

Yorktown Heights, New York

Yorktown High School

April Ren

17

New-York, New-York

Hunter College High School

Ayushi Mohanty

16

Houston, Texas

Carnegie Vanguard High School

Ahitagni Das

17

Siliguri, India

Public school in Delhi, Siliguri

Luke Andrews

17

Centurion, South Africa

Cornwall Hill College

Ananya Arunachalam

14

Tamil Nadu, India

DAV Girls High School

Luis Neira visor

16

Madrid, Spain

Colegio de Fomento El Prado

Sabrina Guo

16

Oyster Bay, New York

Syosset High School

Avi Shah

fifteen

Mumbai, India

International Oberoi School, OGC

Emmanuel Rassu

18

Cape Town, South Africa

SA College High School (SACS)

Get to know Baani Kaur

17

Uttarakhand, India

Welham Boys School

Shivika Gupta

fifteen

Maharashtra, India

Oberoi International School

Natashya Millie Becks

16

Bedfordshire, UK

Beaumont School

Aurora Wang

16

Shoreview, Minnesota

Mounds View High School

Shoshana Elgart

16

Blacksburg, Va

Blacksburg High School

Sanchali Banerjee

fifteen

Herdon, Va

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Victor Lang

fifteen

Gilbert, Ariz

Hamilton High School

Pratham Yogish Maliya

14

Bangalore, India

National Public School, Koramangala

William Huang

17

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

Ria Garg

16

Frisko, Texas

Centennial Gymnasium

Anant Astana

16

Sugar Land, Texas

Dulles high school

Jo Leo Presaldo

fifteen

Sipalay City, Philippines

Philippine Science High School – Main Campus

Shobhit Agarwal

fifteen

Frisko, Texas

Rick Reedy High School

Maggie Peng

16

San Jose, California

BASE Independent Silicon Valley

Nasya Choi

fifteen

Conway, Arkansas

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science, and the Arts

Ryan Santosh

fifteen

Mumbai, India

International Oberoi School (OGC)

Janak Prashar

16

Fulshear, Texas

Jordan High School

Angela Narkin

fifteen

San Francisco, California

University of San Francisco High School

Uwakmfon Jacob

14

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Nathan Elias

16

Austin, Texas

Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA)

Luke Ting

16

Dallas, Texas

Highland Park High School

Alexandra Kim

fifteen

Pasadena, California

Polytechnic School

Uday Shankar

11

Cupertino, California

Khan Laboratory School

Keshav Narang

16

Ulmeca Place, California

Stanford online high school

Tyler McHugh

16

Chicago, Illinois

Northside College Prep

Alexander bell

16

Easton, Pennsylvania

Moravian Academy

Reiyah Jacobs

16

Cary, North Carolina

Thales Academy Apex

Around

That World Science Festival (WSF) brings science to life through original plays, deep talks, engaging debates, educational programs, interactive experiments and grand outdoor experiences. Over 3.3 million people have attended the World Science Festival programs worldwide, and the festival’s online content has garnered more than 190 million views with a total viewing time of over one billion minutes.

World Scientific Scholars is part of World Science Uthe online education arm of WSF, where students and lifelong learners delve deeper into cutting-edge science through artfully produced digital educational content presented by world-renowned scientists.

SOURCE The World Science Festival

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.