Eli Benjamin Tiemann
High School: Belleville Township High School West
College Plans: Purdue University, West Lafayette or Georgia Institute
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Professional Plans: Mechanical Engineer / Roboticist
Interests: Video games, Reading, Music, Camping, Traveling, Building Robots
Activities: Drama, Scouts, FIRST Robotics Team, Math Team, Scholar Bowl, Science Olympiad, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, Model United Nations
Honors: Valedictorian, National Honor Society, Boy’s State, National Merit Commended Student Eagle Scout, ISAC State Scholar, Medal of Belleville, Gateway Young Achiever, American Legion School Award, Delta Epsilon Phi (German National Honor Society), Last Paragraph Award for Good Citizenship from Federal Judge, The Honorable Laura K. Grandy
Tiemann Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Eli Tiemann, a graduate of Belleville Township High School West represented Illinois at the National Youth Science Camp. Tiemann 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.
Tiemann shared, “I have become more confident in myself and my capabilities. When I found out I was selected, I didn’t think I was smart enough to go, and while I still don’t quite feel smart enough to have been selected, I know that there is a reason I was and that I belong here.”
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.
Tiemann plans to attend Purdue University in the fall, to study Mechanical 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