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2010 National Youth Science Camp®
Delegate Press Release 2010

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Ethan Green

Ethan Green



High School:
Aaron Academy

College Plans: Washington University in St. Louis
Major: Computer Engineering & Business
Professional Plans: Tech entrepreneur
Interests: Camping, Hiking, Running, Sports, Video games, Juggling

Ethan Green, a 2010 graduate of Aaron Academy from Springfield, Tennessee, was selected to represent Tennessee at the National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC) this summer from June 29 to July 23. Green 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 Green, “The studies about physics, applied math, and understanding the universe were particularly interesting and further increased my desire to be an engineer.”  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, Green said, “Meeting delegates from every state and many countries has been my favorite part of camp.” Ethan Green is planning to study Computer Engineering & Business at Washington University in St. Louis 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

Ethan Green

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