Rachel Lauren Gasser
High School: Andover High School
College Plans: University of Wisconsin, Madison or University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Genetics
Professional Plans: Genetic Engineer
Interests: Camping, Cards, Chess, Reading, Sports, Traveling, Music, Movies, Knitting, Video games, Animals, Environment, Forensics, Pathology/Disease, Cards
Activities: Orchestra, Student Government, Lacrosse, Basketball, Softball, Orchestra, Gender Equity Club, Knowledge Bowl
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, Girl’s State
Gasser Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Rachel Gasser, a graduate of Andover High School represented Minnesota at the National Youth Science Camp. Gasser 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.
Gasser shared, “NYSC has made me a more open, confident person. I have made amazingly close friendships in a little over three weeks, and everyone that I have met here is welcoming and accepting which has pushed me to be the same.”
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.
Gasser plans to attend the University of Wisconsin, Madison or the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in the fall, to study Biomedical Engineering and Genetics.
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