Javier Ignacio Rosas Silva
Hometown: Chiguayante, Concepción, Región del Bio Bio
High School: Sagrados Corazones de Concepcion
College Plans: Undecided
Professional Plans: Doctor, Research
Interests: Biking, Movies, Music, Sports, Video games, Hiking, Photography
Activities: Speech and Debate, Soccer
Honors: First place National Chemistry Olimpyads 2016, third Place National Chemistry Olimpyads 2015, Honorable Mention in Regional Sciences And Technology Congress by presenting an antarctic bacteria project in 2016
Rosas Silva Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Javier Rosas Silva, a graduate of Sagrados Corazones de Concepcion represented Chile at the National Youth Science Camp. Rosas Silva 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.
Rosas Silva shared, “I think NYSC is important because it helps you open your mind, overcome fears, and improves your teamwork. Most importantly, it exposes you to diversity, both in culture and knowledge. After this experience, you are a more open and complete person.”
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.
Rosas Silva plans to study Medicine in college.
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