By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Vertex and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) announced the recipients of the annual Vertex Science Leaders Scholarship, a four-year scholarship to pursue their education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at any UMass campus. The annual scholarship is part of a broad program developed by Vertex to enhance STEM education for Boston's youth.
This year's recipients are two students from Excel High School.
Cankang Wu plans to study engineering at UMass Amherst. Cankang emigrated with his family from China and will be the first to attend college. As a child he developed an early interest in engineering and technology after spending his days at his father's wood-processing factory.
Gladynel Baez will attend UMass Boston to study biology and has aspirations of becoming a doctor. She was inspired to pursue a career in science after losing two aunts and her grandfather to cancer and spending time in Vertex's Learning Lab.
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