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2010 National Youth Science Camp®
Delegate Press Release 2010

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Michael Lindeborg

Michael Lindeborg


Laguna Niguel

High School:
Dana Hills HS

College Plans: Harvard
Major: Physics
Professional Plans: Graduate School
Interests: Running, Music- Oboe, Reading, spending time with friends, eating

Michael Lindeborg, a 2010 graduate of Dana Hills HS from Laguna Niguel, California, was selected to represent California at the National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC) this summer from June 29 to July 23. Lindeborg 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 Lindeborg, “The best experience at camp so far has been recognizing the diversity of all the delegates from all different parts of the world, yet the compatibility of everyone at this camp. Every delegate at this camp is so humble and intelligent. It is one of the most amazing opportunities to be among the brightest and kindest students in the sciences.”  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, Lindeborg said, “I was inspired when I walked into my first directed study, the smell of formaldehyde stinging the inside of my nostrils, and our lecturer, Dr. Jim Culbertson from the medical school at West Virginia University, stood awaiting us with perforated brains, a dissecting knife, and a pile of brain anatomy books. This deep analysis of brain pathology and anatomy compelled me further to pursue my passion in medicine.” Michael Lindeborg is planning to study Physics at Harvard 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

Michael Lindeborg

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