Nathan Frederick Watervoort
Hometown: Castle Rock
High School: Rock Canyon High School
College Plans: Purdue University
Professional Plans: Researcher
Interests: Chess, Music, Hiking, Gardening, Video games, Reading, Traveling, Running, Fencing, Calligraphy, Cooking/Baking
Activities: Speech and Debate, Science Olympiad, Biotech Club, Denver Biolabs
Honors: AP Scholar, National Honor Society, Graduating with honors Stem Honors Certificate
Watervoort Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Nathan Watervoort, a graduate of Rock Canyon High School represented Colorado at the National Youth Science Camp. Watervoort 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.
Watervoort shared, “While I have of course learned many scientific facts, the most important thing I have learned is how to work with other people who may be smarter than me, but have similar interests.”
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.
Watervoort plans to attend Purdue University in the fall, to study Biochemistry.
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