U.S. News Announces the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

16 students honored for their work in medical research, energy, computer sciences and other STEM fields

May 13, 2015, 00:01 ET from U.S. News & World Report

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To inspire young people to engage in science, technology, engineering and math, U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best High Schools for STEM and host of the national STEM Solutions conference, today unveiled the Next Generation of STEM on www.usnews.com. The new report highlights 16 students, ages 13-21, from across the United States who are changing the world through their work in STEM fields.

"America's economic future is dependent on young people developing critical science, technology, engineering and math skills," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "These students serve as powerful examples of what's possible when we engage younger generations in STEM."

The U.S. News Next Generation of STEM honorees are:

  • Shubham Banerjee, 13, Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Braeden Benedict, 18, Palos Verdes, Calif.
  • Shree Bose, 21, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sitan Chen, 20, Duluth, Ga.
  • David Cohen, 13, Dallas
  • Carly Crump, 18, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Grant Goodman, 15, Glen Head, N.Y.
  • Andrew Jin, 18, San Jose, Calif.
  • Shiva Nathan, 16, Westford, Mass.
  • Trisha Prabhu, 15, Naperville, Ill.
  • Apoorva Rangan, 20, Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • Peter Russell, 17, Greenwich, Conn.
  • Elana Simon, 19, New York
  • Ari Weinstein, 20, Philadelphia
  • Katherine Wu, 14, Takoma Park, Md.
  • Angela Zhang, 20, Cupertino, Calif.

U.S. News & World Report is committed to finding solutions to the national STEM crisis. From June 29-July 1, the media organization will host its fourth annual STEM Solutions conference, the nation's largest gathering of leaders in policy, industry and education committed to improving the STEM talent pipeline. The theme of the 2015 conference is "Teach, Inspire, Hire: Discovering and Growing America's Diverse Talent Pool." The keynote and breakout sessions will focus on increasing the ranks of women, minorities, veterans and other underserved and underrepresented populations in STEM fields.

The Next Generation of STEM special report as well as profiles of the speakers, sessions and solutions discussed at the STEM Solutions conference will be featured on the U.S. News STEM hub, www.usnews.com/STEM. U.S. News' latest reporting on STEM education and workforce news includes the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index, the Best High Schools for STEM and the Best Jobs for STEM.

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