Zoe Alexandra Dietrich
High School: Sehome High School
College Plans: Bowdoin College
Major: Chemistry or Biochemistry
Professional Plans: Professor of Chemistry
Interests: Biking, Camping, Cards, Hiking, Movies, Music, Reading, Running, Sports, Traveling, Skiing, Exploring beaches, virtually any outdoor activity, Trying new foods
Activities: Key Club, Soccer, Track and Field, Science Olympiad, Organic Vapor-Liquid-Solid Deposition Research Project at Western Washington University, Honors Chamber Orchestra, Tutoring/Peer Mentoring, Chemical Education Independent Project, Environmental Club
Honors: Valedictorian, AP Scholar, Graduating with honors, Beilingham Rotary Club Science Student of the Year, 2017, 2nd Place in Forensics Event at Northwest Region Science Olympiad Competition, 2015, 3rd Place in Wright Stuff Event at Northwest Region Science Olympiad Competition, 2015, 2nd Place in Experimental Design Event at Northwest Region Science Olympiad Competition, 2017, 4th Place in Helicopter Event at Northwest Region Science Olympiad Competition, 2017, 5th Place in Forensics Event at Washington State Science Olympiad Competition, 2016
Dietrich Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Zoe Dietrich, a graduate of Sehome High School represented Washington at the National Youth Science Camp. Dietrich 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.
Dietrich shared, “The NYSC has opened my eyes to the wide range of careers supported by a degree in STEM. It’s become clear to me that an undergraduate degree, or even a PhD, in a specific area does not limit what field you can work and specialize in. This understanding has inspired me to further explore my interests in college and to keep an open mind when it comes to what I choose to major in.”
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.
Dietrich plans to attend Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in the fall, to study either Chemistry or Biochemistry.
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