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In the summer of 2022, CHEER hosted a science-oriented virtual summer camp with Silicon Valley STEM 4 Youth teaching science olympiad topics and others to a predominantly disadvantaged community of middle-school students. Involving a wide variety of all scientific disciplines, including biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, earth science, and more, the STEM summer camp strives to offer a balanced and nuanced curriculum to develop necessary critical thinking skills. All the instructors are highly qualified in their respective fields and will provide comprehensive, interactive lessons at a depth of knowledge far surpassing typical curriculums.

Dates: two weeks, June 13 to 24

Times: 4 to 6 p.m., daily 

VenueZoom meetings; links to be distributed

Fee$50 per week pay directly to SVSY
Targeted studentsfifth to ninth grade students (ages 10 to 15)


CHEER Instructor Biographies

Angela Yang

Angela is a rising junior interested in a computer science career, specifically within AI. At school, she enjoys public speaking on the speech team, programming in my FRC team, and supporting other girls as president of the Girls Who Code club. Outside of school, she enjoys volunteering across various nonprofits! Angela finds great joy in contributing to the world around her. With over 5+ years of robotics competition experience and having ranked highly in national competitions, she is very eager to pass on her passion to others, especially through teaching, which has been doing for over 4 years now.

Boheng Cao

Boheng Cao is a rising junior at North Hollywood High School who is passionate about science, which manifests through their extracurriculars, hobbies, and recreational activities. Boheng enjoys biology, having qualified for the USABO semifinals twice consecutively and becoming recognized as top 100 nationally, in addition to receiving a silver medal at the International Medicine Olympiad. Additionally, Boheng enjoys recreational math, having participated in a wide diversity of competitions ranging from Mathcounts to ARML to the AMC series. A three-time AIME qualifier, Boheng is involved in the organization of their school's math club in addition to tutoring math elsewhere. Among other distinctions, Boheng has also been recognized as a USAPhO semifinalist. In their free time, Boheng enjoys reading, playing tennis, playing the piano, and reading but ultimately not understanding textbooks.

Connor Zhao

Connor Zhao is a rising freshman at North Hollywood High School. He has a passion for science and math and has participated in many math competitions, including AIME (two-time qualifier), Mathcounts (two-time state qualifier), ARML, and the Stanford Math Tournament. He has also participated in several science competitions, such as being captain of his middle school science bowl team. In his free time, Connor enjoys playing chess and reading. 

Benjamin Sun

Benjamin Sun is an incoming sophomore at Granada Hills Charter High School. He has a year of virtual teaching experience under CHEER, teaching various STEM-related subjects such as electronics and mathematics. He is currently a member of Granada’s robotics team, FRC 599 The Robodox, which managed to go to Worlds in the 2022 season.

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