Jéssica Felix da Silva
High School: Escola de Referéncia em Ensino Médio Professor
College Plans: Instituto Federal de Pernambuco
Professional Plans: Astrophysicist
Interests: Movies, Music, Reading, Biking, Photography, Hiking, Camping, Traveling, Cards, Running, Sports, Astronomy
Honors: Honorable Mention, OBMEP (Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad of Public Schools). National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) and Ministry of Education (MEC)
Silva Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Jéssica Silva, a graduate of Escola de Referéncia em Ensino Médio Professor represented Brazil at the National Youth Science Camp. 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.
Silva shared, “I recognize that now I can be myself. NYSC has molded me as a person, and I feel that I can overcome obstacles with perseverance.”
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.
Silva plans to attend the Instituto Federal de Pernambuco in the fall, to study Radiology.
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