Genevieve “Gennie” Catherine Yu-ann Weiler
High School: Breck School
College Plans: Harvard University
Major: Engineering and Chinese Language
Professional Plans: Undecided
Interests: Camping, Hiking, Music, Running, Sports, Traveling
Activities: Choir, Orchestra, Soccer, Science research, Nordic skiing
Honors: National Honor Society, AP Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist ISWEEEP Competition Finalist, Siemens Science Competition Semifinalist, Yale Science and Engineering Award for Most Outstanding Exhibit, The Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award, American Meteorological Society Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, Ricoh Sustainable Development Award, Orbital ATK Sponsor Award, Minnesota Academy of Science STEM Communicator Award for Top Ten Paper, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium – 4th Place in Tri-State competition, National competitor, Minnesota Dept. of Education Meritorious Performance in Science
Weiler Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Gennie Weiler, a graduate of Breck School represented Minnesota at the National Youth Science Camp. Weiler 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.
Weiler shared, “NYSC definitely challenged me to make new friendships, especially with people outside my close-knit group. I was also challenged to really consider the points of view of other campers whose beliefs may have differed from mine, but who I had a lot of respect for.”
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.
Weiler plans to attend Harvard University in the fall, to study Engineering and Chinese Language.
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