National Youth Science Camp Kicks Off in West Virginia

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It’s the 55th National Youth Science Camp and 107 students from all 50 states and from some countries are en route to the mountainous Pocahontas County.

These students will dive into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related activities, projects, and research for the next month.

Students were selected based on various criteria, and this opportunity bridges the gap between high school and future plans upon graduation.

Over the next four weeks, students will also enjoy hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities, while building 

One of West Virginia’s delegates is excited to connect science to nature. Swagat Bhattacharyya has plans to attend Purdue University and study engineering and physics. Upon graduation, he hopes to bring back his skills and knowledge to the Mountain State.

National Youth Science Camp Public Information Coordinator, Erin Beck said, “this camp is designed to not only encourage delegates to focus on stem careers but it’s also designed to showcase West Virginia. They’re going to have a very formative meaningful time in their life and they’re always going to associate that with this state, which I think is beautiful.”

The camp is brought on by the National Youth Science Foundation, whose mission is to help foster an interest for science education in our youth.

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