Sean Forrester Roelofs
High School: Bohemia Manor High School
College Plans: Stanford Univeristy
Major: Computer Science
Professional Plans: Computer Scientist
Interests: Running, Hiking, Camping, Sailing, Scuba diving, Canoeing, Kayaking
Activities: Student Government, Cross Country, Track and Field
Honors: Valedictorian, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist Winning Alliance Captain, FTC (robotics) World Championships, 2016, Winning Alliance, FTC (robotics) World Championships, 2017
Roelofs Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Sean Roelofs, a graduate of Bohemia Manor High School represented Maryland at the National Youth Science Camp. Roelofs 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.
Roelofs shared, “This summer I have been challenged to seek out the opportunities around me. Science camp has tons of things to do and people to meet, but it’s up to me to take initiative and involve myself.”
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.
Roelofs plans to attend Stanford University in the fall, to study Computer 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