National Youth Science Camp 2019 Program
With All Expenses Paid Including Travel
For Two Graduating NM High School Seniors
Application Deadline is February 28, 2019
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 20, 2019. The NYSC pays all expenses for the students including airfare. The NYSC Delegates in 2018 were Melina Bone of Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque and Joseph Davis of Aldo Leopold Charter School in Silver City.
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.
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.
How are Delegates Chosen? Students apply at http://apply.nyscamp.org/. The New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS) selects two delegates and alternates for the camp based upon an applicant’s academic achievement, leadership in school and community activities, and genuine interest in the sciences. The NMAS coordinator is Dr. Richard E. Nygren (Sandia National Laboratories, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The NYSC website http://apply.nyscamp.org/ has more information, links for Facebook, Twitter and LinkEd and answers for frequently asked questions. Also, you may phone or email:
NYSC Director Andrew Blackwood: email@example.com Phone NYSC: (304) 205-9724 x91
New Mexico Academy of Science