High School Seniors Selected to Attend 2021 National Youth Science Camp

The New Mexico Academy of Science, in conjunction with the National Youth Science Foundation has selected two delegates to represent New Mexico at the 2021 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). High school seniors with demonstrated accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as leadership skills are invited to apply. Each state selects two delegates from qualified applicants.

Karin Ebey and Othello Gamboa are the 2021 New Mexico delegates. Ebey, a senior at Los Alamos High School, has distinguished herself locally and nationally with her research on population dynamics in crocodilians. Gamboa, who attends NM School for the Arts, is interested in NYSCamp so he can delve more deeply into the connections between the arts and sciences.

Since 1963, NYSCamp has offered a program to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals. Camp has traditionally been a residential program hosted in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the 2021 NYSCamp will be an entirely virtual experience.

Support from the National Youth Science Foundation (http://www.nysf.com) allows Ebey and Gamboa to attend the NYSCamp program free of charge. For more information about the program, please see http://www.nyscamp.org. Delegate recruitment and selection are coordinated locally by the New Mexico Academy of Science.

Margaret Showalter
NM State Selection Coordinator for NYSCamp
Board Member New Mexico Academy of Science