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2010 National Youth Science Camp®
Delegate Press Release 2010

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Julie Robinson

Julie Robinson

North Carolina


High School:
Southeast Raleigh Magnet HS

College Plans: Clemson University
Major: Chemical Engineering
Professional Plans: Engineer
Interests: Biking, Reading, Running, Sports,

Julie Robinson, a 2010 graduate of Southeast Raleigh Magnet HS from Cary, North Carolina, was selected to represent North Carolina at the National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC) this summer from June 29 to July 23. Robinson 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 Robinson, “Dr. Mac Louthan gave a lecture entitled “Why Things Fall Apart” about the reasons for failure in engineered systems. The next day I had the chance to talk to him and his wife over lunch which was one of the best experiences I have had.”  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, Robinson said, “The outdoor program has certainly enhanced my overall camp experience and has provided me with a unique opportunity to enjoy the mountains of West Virginia with other students from around the country.” Julie Robinson is planning to study Chemical Engineering at Clemson University 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

Julie Robinson

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