LUM Volunteer of the Month – Hong-Yang Lin
June Volunteer of the Month – Youth Programs
Hong-Yang Lin is the LUM Volunteer of the Month for June. Yang is from Taichung, Taiwan and now lives in West Lafayette. He earned a bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in Electrical Engineering and is working on his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Yang is being honored for his work with the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning and After School Programs. He was selected for this honor for his exceptional commitment and passion in engaging the students in STEM activities. Yang stated that,
“I just enjoy teaching and showing people that math is not hard.”
Yang developed a excitement for community service at the University of Cincinnati, which was a requirement of his scholarship. Because of this experience, he would love to see more students volunteer in the community. Yang enjoys volunteering at LUM because it is a smaller agency and close enough that he is able to ride his bicycle to the LUM Ray Ewry Center.
For the past year, Yang has volunteered with the LUM youth at least once a week. The LUM students get excited when he is volunteering, especially when Yang has a special activity for them. On these occasions, he engages the children in a hands-on activity that gets them excited about math and technology. Recently Yang arrived with a few personal computer towers and led the students in opening them up, taking them apart, and studying what makes them work. It was a magical teaching moment. He also enjoys helping the Youth Programs team with day-to-day activities, like homework, reading time, visiting the park, and playing Fruit Ninjas.
Yang says volunteering at LUM is a great way to be involved in the community and encourages other Purdue students to do the same.
In his free time, Yang enjoys riding roller coaster, working on jigsaw puzzles, and cooking.
oin us in congratulating Hong-Yang Lin for being selected the LUM Volunteer of the Month for June. If you would like to volunteer with LUM, check out the LUM website or call or email the LUM volunteer coordinator, Terri Anderson (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).