Grace Ann Day
High School: West Anchorage High School
College Plans: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Professional Plans: Astronaut
Interests: Biking, Camping, Hiking, Traveling, Reading, Rock Climbing, Dancing, Acting
Activities: Drama, Tennis, Swimming, Competitive and Performance Irish Dance, Rock Climbing
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar International Thespian Honor Society, UA Scholars, Women in Engineering, Environmental Honor from BLM
Day Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Grace Day, a graduate of West Anchorage High School represented Alaska at the National Youth Science Camp. Day 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.
Day shared, “The National Youth Science Camp has changed me in so many ways, but probably the most important way is the confidence I’ve gained. I can now speak more easily to my peers and professors and am no longer afraid to ask questions that might be considered ‘dumb’.”
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.
Day plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona in the fall, to study Aerospace 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