Julissa Alvarado Madrigal
State/Country: Costa Rica
High School: Colegio Científico de Alajuela
College Plans: Universidad de Costa Rica
Professional Plans: Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering
Interests: Photography, Reading, Traveling, Camping, Movies, Music, Cards
Activities: Church Activities, Social Activities
Alvarado Madrigal Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Julissa Alvarado Madrigal, a graduate of Colegio Científíco de Alajuela represented Costa Rica at the National Youth Science Camp. Alvarado Madrigal 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.
Alvarado Madrigal shared, “NYSC made me grow and it matured my mind. It made me braver because I had to confront situations I’m not used to facing.”
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.
Alvarado Madrigal plans to attend the Universidad de Costa Rica in the fall, to study Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering.
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