Dhruval Manoj Gadhia
High School: Math and Science Department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts
College Plans: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Professional Plans: Radiologist
Interests: Chess, Movies, Video games, Reading, Swimming
Activities: Math Team, Science Olympiad, Science Bowl
Honors: Mu Alpha Theta, AP Scholar Member of Science Olympiad Team 2nd Place at State 2016, McWane Science Center Volunteer of the Year 2014, McWane Science Center Teen Leader of the Year 2016
Gadhia Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Dhruval Gadhia, a graduate of the Math and Science Department at the Albama School of Fine Arts represented Alabama at the National Youth Science Camp. Gadhia 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.
Gadhia shared, “NYSC has changed me for the better. I feel as if I can think more critically and I’m now able to approach ideas from multiple perspectives in a more concise manner.”
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.
Gadhia plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the fall, to study Neuroscience.
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