Gaspar Derisi

Gaspar Uriel Derisi

State/Country:  Argentina
Hometown:  San Rafael, Mendoza
High School:  PS-29 Del Carmen Secondary School
College Plans:  Buenos Aires University
Major:  Nanotechnologies
Professional Plans: Materials Engineer
Interests:  Biking, Cards, Video games, Running, Sports, Movies
Activities:  Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Handball
Honors:  Education Ministry Award, National Science Clubs Meeting (twice), Pre-selection for the Panamerican Math Olympics, National Math Olympics (twice), second and third place in the Pierre Auger Observary Science Fair, National Science and Technology Fair.

Press Release

Derisi Attends Prestigious STEM Program in United States

CHARLESTON, WV, USA – August 2017 – Gaspar Derisi, a graduate of PS-29 Del Carmen Secondary School represented Argentina at the National Youth Science Camp.  Derisi 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.

Derisi shared, “The biggest challenge for me was to travel to another country by myself where the main language was not Spanish. I didn’t know anyone when I got here, but now I feel like it is a new home; everyone here is really friendly.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Derisi plans to attend Buenos Aires University in the fall, to study Nanotechnologies.


Contact Information:

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