With All Expenses Paid Including Travel
For Two Graduating NM High School Seniors
Application Deadline is February 28, 2018
Two New Mexico high school seniors interested in science will receive an all-expenses-paid, month-long stay at the prestigious National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) from June 27 – July 21, 2018. The NYSC program pays all expenses for the students including airfare.
Apply on the web at http://apply.nysc.org/ and for links for Facebook, Twitter and LinkEd. The website http://www.nysc.org has frequently asked questions. Also, you may phone or email:
E-mail NYSC Director John Giroir: (email@example.com) Phone NYSC: (304) 205-9724
The New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS) selects two candidates and alternates for the camp based upon an applicant’s academic achievement, leadership in school and community activities, and genuine interest in the sciences. In 2017, Yoni Xiong of Carlsbad HS and Vesan Cabardo of Centennial HS in Las Cruces attended NYSC and Carter Fietek of Del Norte HS was selected as an alternate.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice extends a personal invitation by letter to New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to participate in NYSC. NMAS (www.nmas.org) selects candidate in New Mexico. The NMAS coordinator is Dr. Richard E. Nygren (Sandia National Laboratories, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Where is the camp held? NYSC is held in the eastern mountains of West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands. Delegates can visit the nearby National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, hike in the unique wilderness areas of the Monongahela National Forest and visit other notable West Virginia landmarks.
What happens on a typical day at the National Youth Science Camp? A typical day begins with a morning lecture from a guest scientist. Then some groups go on outdoor trips, and the rest participate in hands-on, small group science seminars facilitated by guest scientists or NYSC staff members. In the afternoon are seminars, athletic and recreational activities, art, and music. An evening science lecture follows dinner. All activities challenge delegates to approach problems with creativity.