Rachel Elizabeth Ericson
State/Country: New Hampshire
High School: Hollis Brookline High School
College Plans: Colorado State University
Professional Plans: Astronaunt
Interests: Camping, Gardening, Hiking, Movies, Music, Photography, Traveling, Reading
Activities: Church Activities, Drama, Tennis
Ericson Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Rachel Ericson, a graduate of Hollis Brookline High School represented New Hampshire at the National Youth Science Camp. Ericson 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.
Ericson shared, “NYSC has changed my outlook on the opportunities science presents. At camp, I have heard people from all types of different jobs in STEM speak about their roles and I’ve learned that with science you can do anything.”
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.
Ericson plans to attend Colorado State University in the fall, to study Physics.
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