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2010 National Youth Science Camp®
Delegate Press Release 2010

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Felicia Nip

Felicia Nip



High School:
Woodhaven HS

College Plans: Michigan Technological University or The University of Michigan
Major: Biological Sciences (Pre-Medicine)
Professional Plans: Neurologist
Interests: Biking, Movies, Music, Reading, Running, Sports, Tennis, Ping Pong, Sewing, Scrapbooking, Pilates, Neuroscience, Sketching, Singing, Scrapbooking, Reading Medical and Research Publications

Felicia Nip, a 2010 graduate of Woodhaven HS from Woodhaven, Michigan, was selected to represent Michigan at the National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC) this summer from June 29 to July 23. Nip 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 Nip, “My time at camp has greatly enhanced my passion for medicine, but has also opened my mind to other scientific fields of study such as plant ecology and aeronautics. I have enjoyed learning about recent research, especially such performed by my fellow delegates. All in all, I still plan on majoring in Biomedical Engineering on the Pre-Medical track, but I will take what I learned at camp to college this fall.”  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, Nip said, “The best part of the National Youth Science Camp is embracing the diversity of delegates that come from all parts of the world. It is not often I get to bond with people from Peru, Hawaii, and Argentina. Despite our love for science. The discussions offer many different perspectives, and I can share my own! The National Youth Science Camp is an experience I will never forget.” Felicia Nip is planning to study Biological Sciences (Pre-Medicine) at Michigan Technological University or The University of Michigan 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

Felicia Nip

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