Youth Innovation Summit
The Triangle Uplift Foundation is proud to partner with the Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee and Cary Academy to sponsor the 2019 Youth Innovation Summit. The goal is to reach minority, female, and other underrepresented students by providing an opportunity to increase students’ confidence and identity, and to inspire them to pursue study in STEAM-related fields of study. The Summit will provide a rich, collaborative environment exposing them to innovative ideas and programming that will ignite their interests and help them see pathways to a successful future in these careers. The 2019 event will target students in grades 5-12 in the Triangle area. There will also be STEAM innovation immersion sessions for parents on how to support their students.
Date: Saturday, January 19th, 2019 – 7:30am—3:45pm to align with Martin Luther King Jr. weekend activities.
Location: Cary Academy, Cary, NC
2019 Youth Summit Guest Speaker : Amoy Antunet
Amoy Antunet is an 8-year-old neuroscience expert from Atlanta, Georgia. Her love for science began at the age of three when she stumbled upon a microscope belonging to her father. She dissects mind-boggling topics including cell division, the heart, PH testing, the Brain, neurophysiology and a multitude of other scientific subjects.
She has been featured in several media outlets around the world, including BBC trending, Girl Talk magazine, CNN “kids that rock”, The Michaela Pereira Show on HLN and several other media outlets. She was recently a featured speaker at the Roadmap Scholars Neural Conference where she spoke on Alzheimers, and was given the award for outstanding scientist. She is currently the youngest person ever to present at a neural convention. She is also the youngest ever to judge the Miss Black America pageant since Kim Fields. Her Facebook page “Science for Children with Amoy Antunet” has over 16,800 followers. Her hashtags are #amoyantunet #yourstemambassador #princessnerd and #yourstemgirl.