On September 14-18, YES Prep Southeast senior, Chandler Ransfer traveled to Washington D.C. as part of the C-STEM Youth Commission. Ransfer is just one of eight students who were selected for the opportunity. The Youth Commission composed a white paper called “The Case for Implementing a Common Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Definition to Improve Upon Access to High-Quality Enrichment Programs for Minorities and Females,” which they presented at The White House and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ransfer wants to study biomedical engineering next year and is looking at Purdue, Prairie View A&M, and UTSA. He applied for the Youth Commission because he believes in the importance of a STEM education. “We met as a group and talked about how a STEM education will benefit our future. It will help us figure out how to cure diseases and improve ourselves,” he said. Ransfer’s favorite moment from the trip was seeing President Barack Obama and being able to advocate for STEM at The White House.
To read the press release by C-STEM, click here.
To read a summary of the white paper, click here.