Lindsey Grady

Lindsey Lucille Grady

State/Country:  Iowa
Hometown:  Fairfax
High School:  Prairie High School
College Plans:  University of Iowa
Major:  Microbiology
Professional Plans:  Doctor of Immunology
Interests:  Reading, Movies, Traveling, Creative writing
Activities:   Drama, Key Club, Speech and Debate, Bowling
Honors:  Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Delegate, University of Iowa Department of Biology Intern, 2016-2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Key & Honorable Mention Recipient, 2017 Iowa High School Speech Association All-State Performer (Solo Mime)

Press Release

Grady Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Lindsey Grady, a graduate of Prairie High School represented Iowa at the National Youth Science Camp.  Grady 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.

Grady shared, “The NYSC is important because it fosters a strong community among scientific youth of the Western Hemisphere. We often say ‘we’re 109 of the smartest people in the Western Hemisphere, we can do this!’ when presented with a problem. It’s very empowering when we put our minds together.”

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

Grady plans to attend the University of Iowa in the fall, to study Microbiology.


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