Nguyen Nguyen was born in 1998 in Hue, Vietnam. He started his high school at Quoc Hoc High School for the Gifted at his hometown, which is the top best 5 high school all over Vietnam. Then he took a cultural exchange program for 1 year to go studying in Lodi High School, Wisconsin, USA, and graduated from there. During the time in Wisconsin, he was in a Math Team of Lodi High School and luckily had a chance to compete in the Talent Search held by UW-Madison University and got into top 25 Finalist for that competition. Impressed by the US education system, he came back US again and now he is a freshman at Lamar University with Mechanical Engineer major. Thank to his major Physics in high school, he has acquired a solid science knowledge which enabled him to become a tutee for Make Science Make Sense Project, funded by the U.S. DOS - the only project honored by U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies in Audience Choice Award at YSEALI Alumni. Beside academic career, he is also a badminton player with membership in Badminton club in Quoc Hoc High School and a treasurer of Vietnamese Student Association at Lamar University. Being part of the international student community, he wants to bring the diversity and empower young people all over the world, makes this world become a better place.
How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?
The perks of young people are quick learning, freely thinking and courage. Being young means you have to take advantages of those to contribute for the development of your country, your region and the world. I believe that the youths living in developing at this time have more opportunities than ever before with the breakthrough of technology and internet. Everyone is connected with each other and opportunities are fairly shared for everyone. A better future means that we have to solve the problems at this moment. By joining a forum, attending a conference, or taking internships, we can meet more talented people and catch up with the latest trends and gain more knowledge. The problem can be looking at another perspective so we can gradually develop our own solution and get through any challenges. Step-by-step, we can change ourselves a little bit every day to become a change-maker for our country and make this world better