Hometown: Carapachay, Buenos Aires
High School: Paula Albarracín de Sarmiento High Schools
College Plans: Undecided
Professional Plans: Bio Engineer
Interests: Photography, Movies, Biking, Reading
Honors: Mención en el segundo nivel de la Ronda Final de la 15ta Competencia de Mateclubes (2012), Finalista en la instancia Final Provincial de la Olimpíada Matemática Ñandú Argentina (OMÑA) (2013), Talentos y Destacados de Villa Martelli 2014 en el área de educación robótica
Gabet Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Mariana “Maru” Gabet, a graduate of Paula Albarracín de Sarmiento High School represented Argentina at the National Youth Science Camp. Gabet 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.
Gabet shared, “At camp I learned how to stand by myself. By this I mean I learned to make my own decisions of what is better for me, to keep my mind open, to interact with people I’ve never seen or talked to before, and, most importantly, I learned to value myself.”
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.
Gabet plans to become a Bio Engineer.
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