High School: Dover High School
College Plans: University of Delaware
Major: Chemical Engineering
Professional Plans: Chemical Engineer
Interests: Biking, Reading, Sports, Movies, Gardening, Traveling
Activities: Orchestra, Volleyball, Swimming, Student Government
Honors: National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Graduating with honors
Elavarthi Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Monica Elavarthi, a graduate of Dover High School represented Delaware at the National Youth Science Camp. Elavarthi 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.
Elavarthi shared, “NYSC has given me more confidence in pursuing a stem related degree. The community in the science and math fields are very supportive and I have no doubt in my mind that this is what I want to do with my life and my career.”
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.
Elavarthi plans to attend the University of Delaware in Newark in the fall, to study Chemical Engineering.
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