High School Students from Neuquen and Buenos Aires Return from the National Youth Science Camp

July 15, 2016

Nicolás Aguerre from Zapala, Province of Neuquén and Deborah Luna from Alberdi, Buenos Aires Province returned to Argentina after participating in the National Youth Science Camp held in the state of West Virginia, USA, from June 15 to July 10, 2016.

Nicolás and Deborah were selected for their exceptional academic achievement, demonstrated interest in science, leadership potential and good command of the English language. Both students were selected from the many students who applied via the Embassy’s call for applications in March.

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC), organized by the National Youth Science Foundation, is a well-known educational program that brings together a hundred students from the United States and twenty others from Latin America, who have demonstrated excellence in leadership in scientific activities. The program aims to stimulate students’ aptitude for research and studies in the environment, science, technology and mathematics.

The NYSC is an enriching educational experience that offers activities such as seminars, directed study, practical workshops, hands-on experiments in nature, and dialogue with experts representing different scientific areas.

The camp is conducted in English and includes an extensive program of outdoor activities. The NSYC offers a unique opportunity to share with students from the United States and other countries and establish friendships that last a lifetime with students who have similar interests.