Kieffer Gilman-Strickland

Kieffer Gabriel Gilman-Strickland

State/Country:  Virginia
Hometown:  Montpelier
High School:  Patrick Henry High School
College Plans:  College of William and Mary
Major:  Biology and Business
Professional Plans:  Entrepreneur or Scientific Researcher
Interests:  Camping, Hiking, Running, Sports, Gardening, Movies, Powerlifting, Fishing, Aquaculture, Stock Trading
Activities:  Scouts, Cross Country, Wrestling, Swimming, Science Quiz Bowl Team Captain
Honors:  Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta President of Mu Alpha Theta club at my high school, Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholar, Eagle Scout, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Candidate, Science National Honor Society

Press Release

Gilman-Strickland Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Kieffer Gilman-Strickland, a graduate of Patrick Henry High School of Ashland represented Virginia at the National Youth Science Camp.  Gilman-Strickland 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.

Gilman-Strickland shared, “NYSC is important in that it furthered my excitement with science. Hearing from top minds in a variety of fields while also interacting with other science-minded peers was a truly incredible experience.”

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

Gilman-Strickland plans to attend the College of William and Mary in the fall, to study Biology and Business.


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