– The Texas Education Agency today announced that two students have been
selected to represent Texas as delegates to the 2014 National Youth Science
Camp. The National Youth Science Camp, one of the nation’s premier programs in
secondary science education, is an annual summer forum where two delegates
representing each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other
professionals from academic and corporate worlds.
by the National Science Youth Foundation, delegates who are chosen to represent
each state must have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, leadership
in school and community activities, and a genuine interest in the sciences. The
two Texas students selected are:
– a senior at Pflugerville High School in the Pflugerville ISD. Han has
conducted research in molecular biology as a University of Pittsburgh
Cancer Institute Summer Scholar experimenting
with proteins that areimplicated
in breast cancer.
– a senior at the Academy of Science and Technology at The Woodlands
College Park High School in the Conroe Independent School District. Sikora
has analyzed the properties of Magneto-Rheological fluid and has served as
a manager of his team during a NASA High School Aerospace Scholars program
Han and Sikora will participate in the
National Youth Science Camp, hosted in West Virginia, beginning June 27. As
part of the month-long program, lectures and hands-on research projects will be
presented by scientists from across the United States. Camp delegates are challenged to explore new
areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with resident
staff members. Delegates also present
seminars covering their own areas of research and interest.
addition to the two state delegates, up to four alternates are also selected.
The three alternates for Texas include: Ginikachi Nwagbo of Stony Point High
School (Round Rock ISD); Kathy Le of Carl Wunsche Sr. High School (Spring ISD);
and Alonso Alejandro from Veterans Memorial High School (Brownsville ISD).
More information about the National
Youth Science Camp is available online at www.nysf.com and www.nysc.org.
For additional information on the Texas
science curriculum standards, contact Irene Pickhardt, firstname.lastname@example.org, in
the Texas Education Agency Division of Curriculum.