Joseph Clark

Joseph Scott Clark

State/Country:  West Virginia
Hometown:  Charleston
High School:  South Charleston High School
College Plans:  University of Kentucky
Major:  Computer Engineering
Professional Plans:  Programmer, Computer Engineer
Interests:  Camping, Video games, Hiking
Activities:  Church Activities, VexRobotics Club, Zero Robotics Competition
Honors:  Valedictorian, Graduating with honors, National Merit Finalist, Governor’s School International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate

Press Release

Clark Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Joseph Clark, a graduate of South Charleston High School represented West Virginia at the National Youth Science Camp.  Clark joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM 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.

Clark shared, “NYSC has prepared me for college by making me step out of my comfort zone more than ever before. It has made me learn how to socialize with a mass group of people and it has taught me to try to venture out and search for new opportunities, similar to how I will have to do in college.”

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

Clark plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall, to study Computer 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