Tyler Hampton

tyler-hamptonState/Country: Massachusetts
Hometown: Waquoit
High School: Falmouth HS
College Plans: University of New Hampshire
Major: Geology
Professional Plans: Geology researcher
Interests: Biking, Camping, Gardening, Hiking, Movies, Music, Photography, Reading, Sports, TravelingBeing outdoors in general

Press Release
CHARLESTON, WV – July 21, 2012 – Tyler Hampton of Falmouth HS from Waquoit, Massachusetts, represented Massachusetts as a delegate to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC). Hampton 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.

Hampton said, “At the NYSC I’ve been faced with all new experiences and, in the purpose of this camp, I”ve strived to overcome any new challenge. I’ve gone out of my comfort zone, made new friends, and strived to learn.”

Hampton also included, “From fifty states and several countries we are a diverse group, but from each other we learn new things together. The NYSC has taught me to open new doors and explore the diversity around me.”

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

Tyler Hampton, a delegate from Massachusetts, works the computer program next to Dr. Earl Scime as Michelle, a Montana delegate, controls the robot with a joy stick. Belen from Argentina enjoys the show, and Dr. Scime observes the learning and hands-on work these delegates have experienced in his directed study.