The New Mexico Academy of Science (NYSF), in conjunction with the National Youth Science Foundation has selected Los Alamos High School senior Karin Ebey a delegate to represent New Mexico at the 2021 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp).
Ebey has distinguished herself locally and nationally with her research on population dynamics in crocodilians.
High school seniors with demonstrated accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as leadership skills are invited to apply. Each state selects two delegates from qualified applicants.
Othello Gamboa is the second senior selected as a 2021 New Mexico delegate. He attends New Mexico School for the Arts and is interested in NYSCamp, so he can delve more deeply into the connections between the arts and sciences.
Since 1963, NYSCamp has offered a program to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals. Camp has traditionally been a residential program hosted in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the 2021 NYSCamp will be an entirely virtual experience.
Support from the National Youth Science Foundation (http://www.nysf.com) allows Ebey and Gamboa to attend the NYSCamp program free of charge. For more information about the program, visit http://www.nyscamp.org. Delegate recruitment and selection are coordinated locally by the New Mexico Academy of Science.