High School: Tampa Bay Technical High School
College Plans: University of South Florida
Major: Biomedical Science
Professional Plans: Doctor
Activities: Regional Officer of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Youth Organizational Committee of IMI Organization and IAR Foundation. She is involved in Student Government, Key Club, church and volunteering at Free Clinics and other non profit organizations
Honors: 1st place at Hillsborough Regional Science and Engineering Fair, 1st place at Florida State Science and Engineering Fair, Best of Fair and Nelson Ying Scholar Award at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, Awarded the Women in STEM Award, Awarded the Bristol Myers Squibb Award, Awarded the NASA Earth System Award
Kazim Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Sayyada Kazim, a graduate of Tampa Bay Technical High School, represented Florida at the National Youth Science Camp. Kazim 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.
Kazoo shared, “NYSC has gotten me out of my comfort zone and has allowed me to take on new challenges. I feel like I am more open and confident in taking on new challenges.”
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.
Kazim plans to attend the University of South Florida in the fall, to study Biomedical Science.
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