Ricardo Dimitri Ramlogan
State/Country: Trinidad and Tobago
High School: Iere High School
College Plans: Undecided
Major: Actuarial Sciences or Mathematics
Professional Plans: Teacher or Actuarial Analyst
Interests: Cards, Chess, Sports, Reading, Astronomy
Activities: Soccer, Football, Cricket, temple activities (Hindu)
Honors: Awards for Mathematics and Additional mathematics and Physics at Iere High School, Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Mathematics Olympiad team for three years
Ramlogan Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Ricardo Ramlogan, a graduate of Iere High School represented State at the National Youth Science Camp. Ramlogan 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.
Ramlogan shared, “The NYSC is a social experiment involving scientific minds. There is a stereotype where science kids are considered introverts. This gathering provides evidence against this stereotype.”
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.
Ramlogan plans to attend the University of the West Indies in the fall, to study Actuarial Sciences or Mathematics.
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