Andrea Dahl

Andrea Hsiung Dahl

State/Country:  Kansas
Hometown:  Overland Park
High School:  Olathe North High School
College Plans:  Harvard or Stanford University
Major:  Undecided
Professional Plans:  Scientist or Doctor
Interests:  Movies, Music, Traveling, Camping
Activities:   Student Government, Orchestra, Ballet, Founder of STEM Club, Youth Advisory Board for Science City Senior Chair
Honors:  Valedictorian, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, National Merit Commended Student 3x Intel ISEF Finalist 2014, 2015 (3rd Place Animal Science), 2017 (4th Place Animal Science), Google Science Fair 2015 Regional Finalist

Press Release

Dahl Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Andrea Dahl, a graduate of Olathe North High School represented Kansas at the National Youth Science Camp. Dahl 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.

Dahl shared, “NYSC provided many lectures on innovative science topics and I loved getting experience connecting with lecturers like I will in college. It also brings together a diverse group of students who are all curious and passionate about science.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Dahl plans to attend either Harvard or Stanford University in the fall.


Contact Information:

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