Joseph Cilenti

Joseph Eusebio Cilenti

Joseph Cilenti

State/Country: Florida
Hometown: Bushnell
High School: South Sumter High School
College Plans: University of South Florida
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Professional Plans: Prosthetist / Biomedical Engineer
Interests: Biking, Chess, Camping, Cards, Hiking, Music, Traveling, Running, Sports
Activities: Church Activities, Math Team, Competition Math Coaching
Honors: AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist, Graduating with honors, Salutatorian USAMO and USAJMO Qualifier, Yale Book Award, AMTA Winner

Press Release

Cilenti Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Joseph “Joey” Cilenti a graduate of South Sumter High School represented Florida at the National Youth Science Camp. Cilenti 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.

Cilenti shared, “I’ve finally found a place, a group where I fit in with everyone else. I can have conversations that last, that are meaningful.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Cilenti plans to attend the University of South Florida in the fall, to study Biomedical Engineering.


Contact Information:

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