Students selected for science camp Two high school seniors have been selected to represent South Dakota at the National Youth Science Camp at Green Bank, WV, this summer. Governor Mike Rounds announced that Maggie Wenger, O'Gorman High School, Sioux Falls, and Adam Grajkowske, Parkston High School, are the state's 2003 delegates to the 40th annual event.
The highly competitive application process seeks the state's most promising young scientific leaders; the selection is based on grades, test scores, letters of recommendation and the students' overall demonstration of academic excellence and leadership.
During the camp, delegates exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from both academic and corporate worlds. Lectures and hands-on research projects are presented by scientists from across the United States who work on some of the most provocative topics in science today, such as fractal geometry, the human genome project, global climate change, the history of the universe, the fate of our rain forests and robotics. The delegates are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, arts and music with resident members. Delegates also present seminars covering their own areas of research and interest.
The academic program is complemented by an outdoor recreation program, which takes advantage of the camp's location in Monongahela National Forest. This outdoor program offers backpacking, caving, rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking.
This event is scheduled for June 26-July 21.