High School: Greybull HS
College Plans: University of Wyoming
Professional Plans: Professor
Interests: Biking, Camping, Cards, Chess, Hiking, Music, Reading, Traveling, Video, Foreign Languages.Horseback riding.Swimming.Piano
CHARLESTON, WV – July 21, 2012 – Felix Weese of Greybull HS from Greybull , Wyoming, represented Wyoming as a delegate to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC). Weese 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.
Weese said, “NYSC has made me optimistic about the future I will help create with science. Also, my NYSC experience has shown me that aside from my profession as an engineer, I would also like to be a teacher at the college level.”
Weese also included, “This summer I was challenged intellectually by being given new ideas and views on how to see the world and the many pieces of it. I confronted the challenge by comparing the new ideas with what I know and seeing which ones I would like to adopt.”
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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National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387
Felix Weese, the other delegate from Wyoming, respectfully presents a lecturer to all the other 119 delegates.