Simon Joseph Wagner
Hometown: Green Bay
High School: Bay Port High School
College Plans: UW La Crosse or UW Eau Claire
Major: Computer Science & Biology
Professional Plans: Computational Biology
Interests: Camping, Hiking, Music, Photography, Running, Traveling, Movies, Reading
Activities: Drama, Orchestra, Scouts, Green Bay Youth Symphony, Science Academic Team, Academic Decathlon, Chemistry Club
Honors: National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Eagle Scout
Wagner Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Simon Wagner, a graduate of Bay Port High School represented Wisconsin at the National Youth Science Camp. Wagner 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.
Wagner shared, “NYSC is important because it provides students of similar passions and abilities to bond and participate in a life changing experience. Never in my life have I felt so hopeful for the future of our world than I have here.”
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.
Wagner plans to attend University of Wisconsin la Crosse or University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in the fall, to study Computer Science & Biology.
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