High School: Linn-Mar HS
College Plans: University of Iowa
Major: Electrical Engineering
Professional Plans: Electrical Engineer
Interests: Biking, Cards, Movies, Sports, Video, Math, Science, and Technology
CHARLESTON, WV – July 21, 2012 – Douglas Lindner of Linn-Mar HS from Marion, Iowa, represented Iowa as a delegate to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC). Lindner joined 119 other top high school graduates representing the United States and eleven other countries at the prestigious four-week program, now in its 49th year. The NYSC, located in the beautiful and rustic setting of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, integrates scientific programming with opportunities for delegates to explore music, art, and the outdoors.
Each year, scientists from various disciplines travel to the camp to present lectures and lead directed studies. This year’s lecture topics included: global warming, genomic medicine, radio astronomy, and energy sustainability. Throughout camp, Directed Studies provided extensive hands-on experiences in specific fields. Delegates had the opportunity to dissect a human hand, discuss bioethics, explore forensic science techniques, and search through the DNA sequence of a genetic disease.
In addition to learning about groundbreaking scientific research, delegates explored their natural surroundings through an extensive outdoor program consisting of hiking, caving, mountain biking, and rock climbing. The delegates chose from seminars ranging from Ultimate Frisbee and swing dancing to discussions of philosophy, travel, religion, and culture.
Lindner said, “Dr. Piers Sellers’ presentation about his experiences in space was my favorite lecture. He had so many awe-inspiring stories, pictures, and videos to share that showed the magnitude of what humans can accomplish and we can look forward to in the future.”
Lindner also included, “My NYSC experience has made it so I can look at more career fields with an open mind. Right now I’m pretty sure I want to be an electrical engineer, but camp has shown me all the other opportunities available in science. ”
The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. For more information, please visit www.nysf.com. Click the photograph below to download a high resolution version suitable for publication.
Lynne D. Schwabe, Director of Development
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Charleston, WV 25333-3387
Doug Lindner, representing Iowa at the NYSC, intently folds his origami during the first directed study block. Delegates are presented with a variety of directed study choices; this particular directed study explored concepts of origami using mathematics.