Hometown: Guayaquil, Guayas
High School: La Asunción High School
College Plans: Undecided
Major: Marine Biology or Math
Professional Plans: Marine Biologist
Interests: Chess, Cards, Music, Movies, Reading, Sports, Traveling, Video games, Eating
Activities: Soccer, Band, Drama, Student Government, Scuba Diving
Honors: Winner of various Local and National Math competitions, including OMEC (Ecuadorian Math Olympics).
González-Granda Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Nicolás “Nico” González-Granda, a graduate of La Asunción High School represented Ecuador at the National Youth Science Camp. González-Granda 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.
González-Granda shared, “I’ve found a group of people with whom I identify deeply, and I really enjoy their company. I now have a bigger picture of college, the world of science, and friends.”
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.
González-Granda plans to study Marine Biology or Math.
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