Devin Nicole Ferri
High School: Renaissance High School
College Plans: Colgate University or Middlebury College
Major: Neuroscience, molecular biology or biochemistry
Professional Plans: Neurology or medicinal research or doctor
Interests: Camping, Gardening, Hiking, Movies, Reading, Running, Traveling, Biking
Activities: Speech and Debate (Team Captain), Horseback riding, Skiing
Honors: National Honor Society, Graduating with highest honors, International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, Mathematics Intern at both Boise State University and Idaho State University, Presented cryptographic research at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Atlanta this winter, Benton Scholar
Ferri Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Devin Ferri, a graduate of Renaissance High School represented Idaho at the National Youth Science Camp. Ferri 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.
Ferri shared, “The reason NYSC is so important to me is largely because of how it has changed me. However, my favorite change that it has influenced would be how I am now able to live more in the moment. When I’m not worried about my goals or how my actions will impact me in the future I’m able to embrace the moment.”
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.
Ferri plans to attend either Colgate University of New York or Middlebury College of Vermont in the fall, to study Neurology, Molecular Biology or Chemistry.
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