Ramie Fathy

ramie-fathyState/Country: Tennessee
Hometown: Knoxville
High School: Farragut HS
College Plans: Princeton University
Major: Neurosciences
Professional Plans: Undecided

Press Release
CHARLESTON, WV – July 21, 2012 – Ramie Fathy of Farragut HS from Knoxville, Tennessee, represented Tennessee as a delegate to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC). Fathy 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.

Fathy said, “I have been exposed to new cultures, subjects, and lifestyles that have influenced me to be more curious and to research beyond what I believe I know.”

Fathy also included, “As I met new people and learned more about them and their lifestyles, I felt my own lifestyle was challenged to change. I decided to learn more about other cultures and embrace new ideas.”

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.


Contact Information
Lynne D. Schwabe, Director of Development
pi@nysf.com, (304) 997-4346

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387

Ramie Fathy, one of the delegates from Tennessee, examines a test tube containing the juices of a carnivorous plant for a botany-oriented directed study.