Nora Koe

Nora Eliza Koe

State/Country:  New York
Hometown:  New Hyde Park
High School:  Herricks High School
College Plans:  MIT or Caltech
Major:  Electrical Engineering
Professional Plans:  Engineer
Interests:  Cards, Movies, Music, Reading, Photography, Badminton, Circuits, French (culture & language)
Activities: Orchestra, Swimming, Science Olympiad, Mathletes, Chamber music
Honors:  AP Scholar, National Honor Society, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist, Graduating with honors 2017 Greater NYC region National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Award Winner, Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar (formerly Intel STS semifinalist), “Shorter Shares for Formula Secret Sharing” – 2nd place in Mathematics category at the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair, received Intel Excellence in Computer Science award, 2nd place in Mathematics category at the New York State Science & Engineering Fair, Regional Science Olympiad Medalist in Experimental Design and Write it, Do it, Participant in Columbia Science Honors Program, Participant in Long Island String Festival Association and All-County Music Festival

Press Release

Koe Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Nora Koe, a graduate of Herricks High School represented New York at the National Youth Science Camp. Koe 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.

Koe shared, “From learning so much from everyone including delegates, guests, and staff, I have realized how little I know about other people and the world around me. I have also learned that it’s OK not to know; the unknown drives science, discovery, and innovation.”

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

Koe plans to attend MIT or Caltech in the fall, to study Electrical Engineering.


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