Briley Mckenna James
High School: Glenrock High School
College Plans: University of Wyoming
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Professional Plans: Undecided
Interests: Biking, Photography, Reading, Sports, Sewing, Baking
Activities: Church Activities, Student Government, Basketball, Volleyball
Honors: Valedictorian, National Honor Society, AP Scholar
James Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Briley James, a graduate of Glenrock High School represented Wyoming at the National Youth Science Camp. James 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.
James shared, “NYSC has given me new experiences that will benefit me in college and beyond. I have learned about different ways to ask questions and how to more effectively communicate points across different disciplines.”
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.
James plans to attend the University of Wyoming in the fall, to study Biomedical Engineering.
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