Shikhar Kumar

Shikhar Kumar

Shikhar Kumar

State/Country: South Dakota
Hometown: Sioux Falls
High School: Roosevelt High School
College Plans: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Professional Plans: Biomedical Engineer
Interests: Hiking, Movies
Activities: Speech and Debate, Tennis, Soccer
Honors: AP Scholar, Boy’s State, National Honor Society, National Merit Finalist, Graduating with honors



Press Release

Kumar Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Shikhar Kumar, a graduate of Roosevelt High School represented South Dakota at the National Youth Science Camp. Kumar 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.

Kumar shared, “NYSC has made me more confident and motivated to pursue my goals because I know I can achieve them. Many lecturers and delegates have taken nonlinear paths to exciting and fulfilling careers.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Kumar plans to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in the fall, to study Biomedical Engineering.


Contact Information:

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