The National Youth Science Camp Is Training the Next Generation of STEM

Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 3:19PM
Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 3:19PM
The National Youth Science Camp Is Training the Next Generation of STEM
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In this political climate, STEM education is becoming even more important in this country. For years, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) has taken it upon themselves to train the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, and applications are now open for the summer of 2017.

Each year, the NYSC chooses two graduating high school seniors to represent each state, based on their academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in the sciences. Delegates attend the camp for free, including transportation, and spend the summer learning about STEM and meeting with prominent guest speakers. Recent guest speakers at the NYSC include Wes Bush, President and CEO of Northrop Grumman; Dr. Julie Robinson, Chief Program Scientist for the ISS; and artificial intelligence expert Dr. Scott Aaronson.

The camp has a history of helping children on their way to becoming professional nerds. 2014 alum Deianeira Caudle wrote to the trustees of the camp:

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The National Youth Science Camp is an essential part of this nation's effort to further science and STEM education. It challenges students to grow both academically and socially and provides a support network for the youth that will continue to thrive long after they have gone back to their respective homes. It brings people from all walks of life together and unites them over one common dream, to change the world through science.
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Applications opened on November 1, and will stay open until March 1, 2017. Apply here for the chance to spend your summer becoming a formidable opponent in STEM.
Science News