National Youth Science Camp
NM Selects Delegates for
2023 National Youth Science Camp
New Mexico Academy of Science is pleased to announce that Wonu Choe and Soukya Chimmalagi have been selected to represent New Mexico at the 2023 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Two students from each state, Washington D.C., and select countries are invited to attend the all-expenses-paid program during Summer 2023. Delegates are selected through a competitive application process. Choe and Chimmalagi are both Juniors at the Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science.
In its 60th year, NYSCamp is a residential science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) program held in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. Camp is designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEAM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEAM professionals while participating in exciting outdoor activities. After pivoting to virtual camp for 2020-2022 due to the pandemic, the National Youth Science Academy is excited to welcome students back to an in-person camp experience for 2023.
Support from the National Youth Science Academy (www.nysacademy.org) – formerly the National Youth Science Foundation – allows delegates to attend the NYSCamp program free of charge.
What is National Youth Science Camp?
Established in 1963 in West Virginia, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a free residential honors program for two accomplished high school students from each state in the USA, plus Washington, DC, and select international countries.
This residential science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) program is designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEAM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEAM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities.
The 2023 NYSCamp will include 5 days of virtual programing beginning on June 19 and 2.5 weeks of in-person programing beginning on June 24. Selected delegates must commit to attending the entire camp! This experience will include world-class lectures, directed studies, and seminars with prestigious and up-and-coming STEAM professionals who are making a difference in their fields of study and changing the world for good. The camp will also provide significant opportunities for delegates to interact and engage with STEAM professionals, camp staph (intentional misspelling to highlight their infectious enthusiasm), and other delegates in exciting, fun, and meaningful ways.
The NYSCamp is hosted by the National Youth Science Academy, formerly known as the National Youth Science Foundation. The NYSCamp is offered to selected participants at no cost so that talented students may attend regardless of their financial ability.
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 state selection coordinator is Margaret Showalter.