MEDFORD >> Lenape High School junior Jevon Torres has graduated from the New Jersey Governor’s STEM Scholars program.
To accomplish this, Torres has attended STEM conferences, interacting extensively with STEM leaders and policymakers throughout the state, and completed a year-long immersive team research project. His team’s research was focused on treating aggressive brain tumors, with the official project title: “RNA Therapeutic Strategies to Block VEGFR2 Expression and Angiogenesis in Glioblastoma Multiforme.” For successfully fulfilling the requirements of the program Torres received a joint legislative resolution from the State of New Jersey, a congratulatory letter from Senator Cory Booker and a program diploma.
Starting in June, Torres will be continuing his exploration of STEM disciplines and specialized research at MIT and he will be completing coursework taught by MIT faculty as well as an independent research project which he will present during a conference at MIT in August.
Torres is the co-founder of the nonprofit Giving Cycle and he was also part of the Summer Institute for the Gifted at Princeton University.