Ellie L’Heureux, a graduate of Lincoln Lutheran High School, represented Nebraska at the National Youth Science Camp.
L’Heureux joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program. The camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Green Bank, West Virginia, integrates engaging and thought provoking STEM presentations and hands-on activities with adventurous outdoor experiences and performing and applied arts.
For almost a month, delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also experience the beauty of the West Virginia outdoors through backpacking, caving, mountain biking and rock climbing.
These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided to them at no cost, including travel, removing any financial barriers for attendance.
L’Heureux shared, “There’s always something more to learn in STEM areas. No matter how good you are at your area, it becomes more important that you love and have a constant passion for your work.”
The camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the camp, go to www.apply.nysc.org. To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit www.nysf.com.
L’Heureux has enrolled this fall at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, to study pre-medicine and biology.