Since being a member of the Youth Science Center in my elementary school years, I've discovered underground chambers in the Andes, launched weather balloons in the Arctic, helped design payloads for the International Space Station, developed prototype nuclear batteries, and so much more! YSC's courses and volunteers encouraged me to be curious in all aspects of my life, and the love of science they inspired has carried me through all my research and projects. I'll always be grateful to Ron Chong and everyone at YSC for helping me become the person I am today.
Andrew Lesh, B.S. and M.S.
Chemical Engineering, Stanford University