High School: Eagle’s Landing High School
College Plans: Rice University
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Professional Plans: Neurosurgeon
Interests: Music, Movies, Traveling, Reading, Chess, Cards, Numismatics, Blogging
Activities: Church Activities, Key Club, Student Government, Speech and Debate, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Teens Chapter, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Academic Team, FBLA , HOSA, Eagle Ambassadors, Model Atlanta Regional Commission, Youth Leadership Henry, GA State School Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, GA House of Representatives PAGE Program
Honors: AP Scholar, National Honor Society, Graduating with honors, Valedictorian, Governor’s School, National Merit Semifinalist, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta National Science Honors Society, National History Honors Society, QuestBridge: full-ride scholarship to Rice University, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Georgia Science and Engineering Fair – First Honors, National Association for Biology Teachers Special Award, Merial Biotechnology Award, US Surgeon General’s Award for Prevention and Awareness, Henry County Science and Engineering Fair: First Honors, US Air Force Award
Augustine Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Andrea Augustine, a graduate of Eagle’s Landing High School represented Georgia at the National Youth Science Camp. Augustine joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM 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.
Augustine shared, “NYSC has made me a better thinker. It has helped me become more open as a person. It has connected me with amazing, passionate people who I love to be around. NYSC has been an absolutely unforgettable experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
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.
Augustine plans to attend Rice University in the fall, to study Biochemistry and Cell Biology.
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