Speaker - Homin Kwark

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Homin Kwark is a 16-year-old Junior at Northwood High School in Irvine, California. He is the founder and CEO of Imagiscience, a non-profit science educational organization that aims to inspire interest in science – not by imparting a body of knowledge, but rather by exposing the students to the world of science through events, challenges, programs, and competitions. Imagiscience is one of the first student-led coalitions that have been formed by the very high school students to make a difference in the science education today. Since its launch in August 2011, local chapters have been established by other high school student leaders from Orange to Alameda County. Within a day of its Facebook campaign, Imagiscience garnered more than 100 Facebook "Likes." Now, its Facebook page serves as an active discussion board for fun, science-related topics for high school students. Before establishing Imagiscience, Homin worked as an independent consultant for HealthTap, an interactive health start-up company that is recognized by Forbes, TIME, and O'Reilly. Homin is the Financial Manager and founding member of Forte Initiative, an educational organization that is partnered with Envision Schools to promote equal opportunities in education. He is the President of Northwood High School's Future Business Leaders of America and the Team Captain of Discovery Science Center. International philanthropic work has been one of his passions. During his medical internship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Homin launched a medical outreach program at "Gerel" State Orphanage Center and Street Children's Detention Center. He also served as the Artistic Director of Filial Piety Senior Care Center. In addition, he was invited to perform Korean traditional performance Samulnori at Disneyland, Bower's Museum, and Hollywood Bowl. During his free time, he enjoys playing the trumpet and the piano. Homin was selected to perform with the Stanford Symphony 2011 Summer Orchestra in Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University. He was the 1st trumpet in California Band Directors Association All-State Concert Band, and currently is the 1st trumpet in Northwood's Wind Symphony and Marching Band, and the recipient of Charter Oak Award and Instrumental Music Director's Award.

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STEM Learning 24/7: Advancing STEM in Out-of-School Time

10.10.11 | 00:52:21 min | 0 comments