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National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

APPLY NOW FOR 2018 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP
November 2017

 

The Governor’s Office of Education is calling for applications to the 2018 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC), an annual program that rewards two high-achieving high school seniors from each state in the U.S. with a fully-funded summer camp experience dedicated to scientific exploration. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight outdoor trips into the Monongahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership. (Read More...)

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 6 p.m. EST.

To apply, visit http://apply.nysc.org.

 

ARIZONA'S NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP DELEGATES
April 2017

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Alice Wong and Isaac Mordukhovich have been selected as Arizona’s delegates to the 2017 National Youth Science Camp. At the invitation of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia, they will participate in the 54th Annual National Youth Science Camp held near the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia. Shuchi Sharma and Deven Carmichael have been selected as alternates.

Alice Wong is a senior at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, where she is the Co-Captain and Fundraising Committee Chairperson of the Varsity Badminton team, President of Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), Vice President of the Ironwood Library Teen Council, and a participant in the Desert Vista Science Olympiad. Last summer she participated in the Women’s Technology Program (EECS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she studied electrical engineering, computer science, and discrete mathematics for four weeks. Her honors include serving as the Class of 2017 Valedictorian, a 2017 National Merit Finalist, and a 2016 National AP Scholar.

Isaac Mordukhovich is a senior at BASIS Chandler, where he is a peer tutor and a Red Cross Club member. Isaac has volunteered at Hospice of the Valley since 2013, and he has served as the Service Committee Chair of the National Honor Society since 2013. He currently interns at the Mills Laboratory at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Last summer he interned at the Helios Scholars at TGen Program as well as the Barmada Laboratory at the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan. Isaac is a National Merit Finalist, a 2016 National AP Scholar and was named Best Diplomat at the Mesa Community College Model United Nations Conference in February.

Click here to read the full press release.

NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP
January 2017

The Governor’s Office of Education is calling for applications to the 2017 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC), an annual program that rewards two high-achieving high school seniors from each state in the U.S. with a fully funded summer camp experience dedicated to scientific exploration. The nearly month-long program centered in West Virginia includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation, overnight camping trips into the Monongahela National Forest, and a visit to Washington D.C. Selected delegates must demonstrate academic achievement in science and show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.  

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge. Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 14, and depart on Saturday, July 8, 2017. 

Applications must be submitted by 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. To apply, visit http://apply.nysc.org

For more information, contact the NYSC Selection Coordinators listed below or explore these resources:

National Youth Science Camp Website

2017 National Youth Science Camp Flier

NYSC Selection Coordinators

Nikki Lazarus

Education Program Coordinator

Governor's Office of Education

(602) 542 - 3427

[email protected]

 

Lacey Wieser

Director of K-12 Science and Stem

Arizona Department of Education

(602) 364 - 2332

[email protected]

 

 

 

ARIZONA'S NATIONAL SCIENCE CAMP DELEGATES
April 2016

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Sophia Liu and Jack Burgess have been selected as Arizona’s delegates to the National Youth Science Camp. At the invitation of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia, they will participate in the 53rd Annual National Youth Science Camp held near the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia. Brianne Sprehe, and Karen Guo have been selected as alternates.


Sophia Liu is a senior at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, where she is the Math Club President, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Club Vice President and a member of the National Honor Society. Last summer she participated in the Ross Mathematics Program at Ohio State University where she studied number theory for six weeks. Her honors include winning 1st place in the 2015 Arizona HOSA State Competition and 2nd place in the 2015 Central Arizona Mathleague Competition.

Jack Burgess is a senior at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, where he teaches project-based programming skills in varied languages as the founding member and leader ofthe Programming Club. From 2012-2014 he was a Junior Docent at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and in 2014, served as a University of Arizona KEYS Summer Research Intern researching shrimp development using genetic techniques. He was also a Science Olympiad State Champion Team Member in 2016. Jack is a member of the National Honor Society and will be attending Dartmouth College in the Fall. 

Click here to read the full press release. 

NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP
February 2016

The Governor's Office of Education is leading the application process for the 2016 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC), an annual program that rewards two high-achieving high school students from each state in the U.S. with a fully funded summer camp experience dedicated to scientific exploration. The nearly month-long program centered near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight camping trips into the Monongahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

The NYSC experience is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation® and offered at no cost to its participants. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge. Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 15, and depart on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by 6 p.m. EST via the NYSC website. To apply, visit http://apply.nysc.org.

For more information, contact the NYSC Selection Coordinators listed below or explore these resources:

2016 National Youth Science Camp Call for Arizona Applications Press Release

National Youth Science Camp Website

PDF icon 2016_nysc_flyer.pdf

PDF icon 2016_nysc_application_student_info_packet.pdf

NYSC Selection Coordinators:

 Carmen Ronan

Education Program Coordinator

Governor's Office of Education

(602) 542 - 3427

[email protected]

 Lacey Wieser

Director of K-12 Science and Stem

Arizona Department of Education

(602) 364 - 2332

[email protected]

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