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2010 National Youth Science Camp®
Delegate Press Release 2010

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Jennifer Galvin

Jennifer Galvin

South Dakota

Hometown:
Athol

High School:
Redfield HS

College Plans: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Major: Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Professional Plans: Undecided
Interests: Music: Clarinet, Soprano

Jennifer Galvin, a 2010 graduate of Redfield HS from Athol, South Dakota, was selected to represent South Dakota at the National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC) this summer from June 29 to July 23. Galvin 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 Galvin, “The Bach and Einstein directed study by Vladi Chalopka made me realize how beautifully the world, as well as the universe functions.”  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, Galvin said, “The entire camp has been amazing. If I had to pick a favorite experience it would be meeting the other delegates. It is great to be with people form all over the world who share my passion for science.” Jennifer Galvin is planning to study Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 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
pi@nysc.org

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

Jennifer Galvin

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