Kristopher “Kris” Richard Bosch
High School: Helena High School
College Plans: University of Montana or Montana Tech
Major: Conservation Ecology
Professional Plans: Field Scientist
Interests: Biking, Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Backpacking
Activities: Band, Science Olympiad, Science Bowl, Envirothon, Biology Club, HOSA, Science Seminar, Outdoor Club
Honors: National Honor Society First Place Science Olympiad Team 2016, Presidential Volunteer Service Award 2016, First Place Team Envirothon 2016, MEEA Award of Excellence 2017, First Place in Invasive Species 2016 (Science Olympiad), First Place in Green Generation 2015 (Science Olympiad), BigSky Science Bowl Regional Champion 2017, Second Place in Ecology 2016 (Science Olympiad), Second Place Science Olympiad Team 2015, Top Test Score Team Envirothon 2015
Bosch Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Kris Bosch, a graduate of Helena High School represented Montana at the National Youth Science Camp. Bosch 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.
Bosch shared, “The NYSC gets everyone to try new things and explore new subjects and I think this experience models the freedom of college life. This program is giving us a taste of what college will be like and now it won’t be so intimidating.”
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.
Bosch plans to attend the University of Montana or Montana Tech in the fall, to study Conservation Ecology.
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