13 Apr 2015

Julien Bourgeois ’15 Selected to National Youth Science Camp

Julien Bourgeois ’15 has been selected as one of two delegates to represent the State of Louisiana at the National Youth Science Camp. NYSC is held June 17 – July 11.  The camp is an all-expense paid opportunity held in Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia in addition to a three-day trip to D.C.

The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

“I am ready to engage challenges, interact with others, develop leadership skills, learn more about STEM careers, and ultimately enjoy my time at NYSC. NYSC inspires ‘lifelong engagement and ethical leadership,’ and, as an aspiring doctor, I recognize the necessity of these traits and hope to develop them at the camp. Especially in the medical field, leadership derives from a code of ethics and an understanding of the social impacts of science, and I hope to gain a broader sense of scientific leadership through the diverse perspectives of others and comprehensive teachings of scientists at the NYSC,” commented Bourgeois. “I am thankful and excited for the opportunity to attend NYSC, and I know the diversity of programs offered, including activities, discussions, speeches, and excursions, will provide an engaging and enjoyable camp experience.”