Alexander Josué Segura Villalta
State/Country: Costa Rica
Hometown: San José, Alajuela
High School: Científico de Alajuela High School
College Plans: University of Costa Rica
Major: Medicine or Biotechnology
Professional Plans: Doctor
Interests: Cards, Movies, Music, Running, Sports, Traveling, Video games, Biking, Camping
Activities: Soccer, Church Activities
Honors: Gold Medal in National Chemistry Competition
Villalta Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Alexander “Alex” Segura Villalta, a graduate of Científíco de Alajuela High School represented Costa Rica at the National Youth Science Camp. Segura Villalta joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program. The National Youth Science Camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Green Bank, West Virginia, integrates engaging and thought provoking STEM presentations and hands-on activities with adventurous outdoor experiences and performing and applied arts.
Each year, graduating high school seniors with high achievements in STEM fields are selected from the 50 states, Washington, D.C. and eight countries, to attend the National Youth Science Camp. For almost a month, delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also experience the beauty of the West Virginia outdoors through backpacking, caving, mountain biking and rock climbing.
These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided to them at no cost, including travel, removing any financial barriers for attendance. Delegates also have the opportunity to gain individual hands on experience in STEM fields. The impact is profound and lifelong, according to Science Camp alumni, staff and presenters.
Villalta shared, “NYSC gave us a wide variety of interesting subjects, helping me confirm what I want to do. It has nurtured my love and passion for science and for discovering new things.”
The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to www.apply.nysc.org. To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit www.nysf.com.
Segura Villalta plans to attend the University of Costa Rica of San José in the fall, to study Medicine or Biotechnology.
John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – 304-205-9724 x1
National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387