Rebecca Lynn Dailey
High School: Dirigo High School
College Plans: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Professional Plans: Architect
Interests: Biking, Camping, Hiking, Reading, Running, Sports, Traveling
Activities: Church Activities, Scouts, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Karate, Dance
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award
Dailey Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Rebecca “Becca” Dailey, a graduate of Dirigo High School represented Maine at the National Youth Science Camp. Dirigo 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.
Dailey shared, “NYSC is important because it brings together people from all over the country and world who are very different, but all share a common love for science. It has changed me to be more outgoing and to do things that I wouldn’t have necessarily done before I came to this camp.”
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.
Dailey plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall, to study Architecture.
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