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2010 National Youth Science Camp®
Delegate Press Release 2010

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Hans Engvall

Hans Engvall



High School:
Kodiak HS

College Plans: University of New Mexico
Major: Math & Theatre (double Major)
Professional Plans: Acting or Mathematics Teaching
Interests: Reading, Society for Creative Anachronism, DJ-ing at KMXT, acting, leather working, hanging out with friends, lucet cording.

Hans Engvall, a 2010 graduate of Kodiak HS from Kodiak, Alaska, was selected to represent Alaska at the National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC) this summer from June 29 to July 23. Engvall joined 109 other top high school graduates representing the United States as well as students from nine other countries at the prestigious four-week program, now in its 46th year. The camp, 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, eminent scientists from various disciplines travel to the camp to present lectures and directed studies. This year’s lecture topics included: Global Warming, Genomic Medicine, Radio Astronomy, and Energy Sustainability. Throughout camp, a Directed Study series provided extensive “hands-on” experiences in specific fields. According to Engvall, ““How to Duplicate a Gold Bullion” by Dr. “Zoon” Nguyen was by far my favorite lecture. His way of communicating the subject of the axiom of choice was incredible.”  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 also explored their natural surroundings through an extensive outdoor program consisting of hiking, caving, mountain biking, and rock climbing. The delegates may choose from an array of afternoon seminars ranging from Ultimate Frisbee and swing dancing to discussions of philosophy, travel, religion and culture. Regarding these experiences, Engvall said, “I have found that math still is one of my favorite subjects and is going to be my goal in college.” Hans Engvall is planning to study Math & Theatre (double Major) at University of New Mexico this fall.

Contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation make it possible for all delegates to attend NYSC free of charge, including round-trip transportation.

For more information, please contact:
Andrew N. Blackwood, Ed.D.
Executive Director

National Youth Science Foundation
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387
(304) 342-3326 voice
(866) 833-0875 fax

Hans Engvall

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