Tuunik Trujillo Cosme Trujillo
Hometown: Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca
High School: La Salle, High School
College Plans: UNAM or IPN
Major: Environmental engineering
Professional Plans: Engineer
Interests: Gardening, Music, Movies, Sports
Activities: Orchestra, Basketball, Swimming
Honors: Graduating with honors
Cosme Trujillo Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Tuunik Cosme Trujillo, a graduate of La Salle High School represented Mexico at the National Youth Science Camp. Cosme Trujillo 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.
Cosme Trujillo shared, “There were several new activities to try. Some of them terrified me, but then I thought about how I was a representative of my country and that I had to give it a try. You can only know what you like and what you don’t after trying things.”
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.
Cosme Trujillo plans to attend UNAM or IPN of Mexico in the fall, to study Environmental Engineering.
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