Office of Education

High School Seniors Sought For Prestigious National Youth Science Camp®

February 25, 2016

PHOENIX – The Governor’s Office of Education is calling for applications to 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 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. 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. The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest.

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

For more information visit http://education.azgovernor.gov/edu/stem

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For more information or assistance, contact Dawn Wallace at: 602-542-1316

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