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2010 National Youth Science Camp®
Delegate Press Release 2010

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Devin Mulcahy

Devin Mulcahy

Massachusetts

Hometown:
Monument Beach

High School:
Upper Cape Cod Voc-Tech HS

College Plans: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major: Robotics
Professional Plans: Officer, United States Navy
Interests: Sports (Hockey), Chess, Spending time with friends/family.

Devin Mulcahy, a 2010 graduate of Upper Cape Cod Voc-Tech HS from Monument Beach, Massachusetts, was selected to represent Massachusetts at the National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC) this summer from June 29 to July 23. Mulcahy 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 Mulcahy, “Camp made me realize how much I love engineering and how little I know about biology. I have realized how important material science is and how much of a factor it is in engineering.”  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, Mulcahy said, “Mac Louthan’s lecture “Why Things Fall Apart” made me realize the importance engineering design.” Devin Mulcahy is planning to study Robotics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute 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

Devin Mulcahy

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