Titus Woo

titus-wooState/Country: Missouri
Hometown: Kansas City
High School: Winchester Homeschool
College Plans: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major: Computer Science
Professional Plans: Software Developer
Interests: Crocheting, Knitting, Movies, Music, Photography, Reading, Traveling, Video Software development, graphic design, interactive media

Press Release
CHARLESTON, WV – July 21, 2012 – Titus Woo of Winchester Homeschool from Kansas City, Missouri, represented Missouri as a delegate to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC). Woo 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.

Woo said, “The delegates, Staph* [a traditional spelling, for their infectious enthusiasm], and presenters at NYSC were the most amazing and intelligent group of people with whom I have ever had the honor of spending my summer. My NYSC experience has taught me to keep learning, keep questioning. NYSC has given me a fresh take on life.”

Woo also included, “I think NYSC is important because it brings together a diverse group of people from all over the world who are genuinely passionate about science and technology. It is also important because it renews passion in the sciences, encourages novel thinking, fosters an appreciation for the outdoors, and provides an environment for peer-to-peer learning and exploration.”

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

Titus Woo, hailing from Missouri, leads an intriguing seminar on web pages. Delegates are encouraged to bring forth their talents, especially those of the scientific brand, and conduct a presentation toward their peers.