High School: BASIS Chandler
College Plans: Washington University in St. Louis
Major: Chemistry and Computer Science
Professional Plans: Doctor
Interests: Chess, Cards, Sports, Video games, Music, Reading
Activities: Band, Choir, Science Olympiad, Model United Nations
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist Jack Kent Cooke Scholar Semifinalist, Coolidge Scholar Semifinalist
Mordukhovich Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Isaac Mordukhovich, a graduate of BASIS Chandler represented State at the National Youth Science Camp. Mordukhovich 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.
Mordukhovich shared, “NYSC has taught me to be more open with my peers and thus better communicate my ideas while also being receptive to their perspectives. The lessons I’ve learned at NYSC have given me the opportunity to make meaningful friendships wherever I go.”
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.
Mordukhovich plans to attend Washington University in St. Louis in the fall, to study Chemistry and Computer Science.
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