Davis, West Virginia – The National Youth Science Foundation would like to congratulate the 2021 National Youth Science Camp delegates from Virginia! Three delegates were selected to represent Virginia at the 2021 National Youth Science Camp held virtual from June 28 to July 21, 2021.

Ashish Pothireddy is a 2021 graduate of Osbourn Park High School. Ashish will be attending the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Systems Engineering and Business Analytics.

Mahia Rahman is a 2021 graduate of Washington-Liberty High School. Mahia will be attending Harvard University, majoring in Computer Science with a certificate in Social Justice.

Lucy Chen is a 2021 graduate of Langley High School. Lucy will be attending Columbia University, studying Astrophysics, Computer Science, and Political Science. 

These delegates will join around 140 other top science students from across the nation and around the world for this acclaimed honors science leadership program. For the next month, the delegates will be immersed in science lectures and directed studies lead by some of the top scientists and professors from around the world.

NYSCamp Director, Dr. Brian Kinghorn, noted, “NYSCamp delegates are some of the best and brightest STEM students from across the world and deserved to be recognized for their protentional for leadership and achievements. The virtual camp will provide them with opportunities to interact with STEM experts, build lasting friendships, and get a jump start on changing the world for good.”

Delegates will have opportunities to interact and connect with each other and to join in interactive sessions with presenters. Even though they are unable to gather in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, the 2021 National Youth Science Camp will be an engaging, exciting, and unforgettable experience for delegates!