Cameron Nicole Edwards
High School: Ketchikan High School
College Plans: Syracuse University
Major: Chemical Engineering
Professional Plans: Chemical Engineer
Interests: Knitting, Movies, Reading, Hiking, Baking
Activities: Key Club, Soccer, Class Act Mentor (freshmen mentorship program), Ketchikan United States Forest Service Youth Advisory Committee Chair
Honors: National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta
Edwards Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Cameron Edwards, a graduate of Ketchikan High School represented Alaska at the National Youth Science Camp. Edwards 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.
“This is a unique experience for these amazing students and one that can impact them for the rest of their lives. Cameron is an excellent example of the kind of student who participates and goes on to significant achievements in the STEM fields.” said John Giroir, Director of the National Youth Science Camp.
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.
Edwards plans to attend Syracuse University of New York in the fall, to study Chemical 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