Pierce Christian Burgin
State/Country: New Jersey
High School: Clearview Regional High School
College Plans: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major: Materials Science and Engineering, US Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Professional Plans: US Naval Engineering Officer with Advanced Degree
Interests: Hiking, Movies, Music, Traveling, Sports, Running, Reading, Video games, Cards, Five years strong, I spearhead $33,000 in donations supporting hospitalized veterans’ recreational activities through my initiative “Red, White, and Blue Jeans for Veterans.” I promote inclusiveness and raise awareness for the difficulties facing veterans and their families as a Team RWB, leading my military-civilian team during mud runs and rucks
Activities: Band, Key Club, Orchestra, Student Government, Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Speech and DebateStudent Council President, Key Club President, National Honor Society Treasurer, Model United Nations, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band trombone soloist, Swim Captain and Assistant Swim Coach, American Red Cross CPR-AED for the Professional Rescuer Lifeguard certified
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, Boy’s State, Hugh O’ Brian Youth Award, DOE Summer Honors Program, Governor’s School Rowan University Biomedical Engineering Drug Delivery Intern; US Air Force and Naval Academy Summer Leadership & Engineering Seminars; New Jersey Sate Trooper Academy Youth Summer Training Program & Commencement Speaker; New Jersey 2nd Congressional District Youth Advisory Council Member; AMVETS Freedoms Foundation Youth Leader; Gloucester County Prosecutor Youth Intern; Spirit of Community Distinguished Youth Service Award; Comcast Leaders & Achievers Service Award
Burgin Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Pierce Burgin, a graduate of Clearview Regional High School represented New Jersey at the National Youth Science Camp. Burgin 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.
Burgin shared, “Every chance I get to make first impressions on people is worthwhile, and I’m honored to have made these impressions on brilliant students with similar interests as me. The NYSC has changed me into an individual who is proud to be a nerd, and that will make all the difference for me in the future.”
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.
Burgin plans to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall, to study Materials Science and Engineering, US Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.
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