Two (2) Arkansas high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation, overnight expeditions into the National Forest, and a visit to Washington, D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.
The National Youth Science Camp experience is offered at no cost to the participants so that selected delegates may attend regardless of financial status. Contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation® allow delegates to participate in this once in a lifetime experience. Educational and recreational programs, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge.
Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, and depart on Saturday, July 25, 2009. The Science Camp is held at Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia near the Monongahela National Forest. Application forms are attached or may be found at the Science Camp Web site at www.nysc.org and must be submitted directly to Arkansas’ selection coordinator at the address listed below. The application deadline is February 25, 2009.
Cathy Mackey, Science Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Four State Capitol Mall, Room 101-A
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
General questions about the camp can be answered by Mrs. Mackey.