Each year the New Mexico Academy of Science selects two high school seniors as delegates to attend, with all expenses paid including air fare, a three-week science camp in the mountains near Charleston, West Virginia. The delegates hear scientists from across the nation who present lectures and hands-on science seminars and linger to interact informally with student delegates. Delegates are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with resident staff members. Opportunities are provided for delegates to present seminars covering their own areas of interest and research. A visit to Washington D.C. permits delegates to visit some of the nation’s premier scientific, governmental, and cultural facilities. The NYSC experience includes overnight excursions into the Monongahela National Forest featuring backpacking, rock-climbing, caving, mountain biking, and kayaking opportunities. More information is available online at www.nysc.org.
New Mexico Academy of Science
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Conference or Event
Delegates must be high school seniors with a demonstrable interest in science, engineering or technology who will graduate between June 1st of the year before the camp is held and July 11th in the year the camp is held.
Summer (June - August)
06/12/16 to 06/30/16
Cost to Attend:
No cost – all expenses including air fare are paid by the foundation that sponsors NYSC
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