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National Science Youth Camp

Sponsoring Organization: 
New Mexico Academy of Science
Description: 

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.

Submission Type : 
Program
Conference or Event
Eligibility Requirements: 
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.
Ongoing Event: 
Yes
Event Season: 
Summer (June - August)
Event Date: 
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
Award Stipend Amount to Student: 
None
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Dr. Richard E. Nygren Sandia National Laboratories
Phone: 
505-845-3135
Email: 
renygre [at] sandia.gov
Alternative Contact Name: 
Malva Knoll
Alternative Contact Phone: 
505-299-1181
Alternative Contact Email: 
knollmalva16 [at] gmail.com
University or College Affiliation: 
None
Is your program statewide?: 
Yes
State Area Options: 
Northwest Region
North Central Region
Northeast Region
Central Region
Southwest Region
Southeast Region
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
Both
Categories
Organizational Type: 
Foundations
Organizational Focus: 
Education
Youth
Resources: 
Conferences
Out-of-school time programs
Subject Area: 
General - Science
General - Technology
General - Engineering
Target Audience: 
9-12th Grade