Mona Abdelrahman

Mona Magdy Abdelrahman

Mona Abdelrahman

State/Country: North Dakota
Hometown: Fargo
High School: South High School
College Plans: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Major: Undecided
Professional Plans: Undecided
Interests: Reading, Movies, Music, Cards, Traveling, Baking/Cooking
Activities: Key Club, German Club, Knowledge Bowl, Science Olympiad
Honors: AP Scholar, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, Governor’s School, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, Valedictorian, US Presidential Scholar, US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist Joyce Ivy Foundation Scholar, National Center for Women in Technology Aspirations in Computing Award for North and South Dakota Affiliate

Press Release

Abdelrahman Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Mona Abdelrahman, a graduate of South High School represented North Dakota at the National Youth Science Camp.  Abdelrahman 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.

Abdelrahman shared, “I have learned how to forge more meaningful relationships with scientific professionals and academics. I also learned skills to live with others and for living on my own.”

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

Abdelrahman plans to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Cambridge in the fall.


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