NIHERST takes this opportunity to thank the students and schools that submitted applications for the award of US government scholarships to participate in the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia from June 25 to July 19, 2014. This year, the winners are Alyssa Victoria Mike of St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando and Lisa Cindy Thomas of Naparima Girls’ High School.

The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists. The camp is made possible through the planning and fund-raising of the National Youth Science Foundation, which is a non-profit organization in the United States of America. The mission of the foundation is to honor, sustain, and encourage youth interest and excellence in science by conducting informal science education programs that provide the opportunity for constructive interaction with others while also emphasizing the social value of thoughtful scientific careers.

Students from around the world are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies. They are exposed to opportunities to interact one-on-one with leading scientists and to participate in outdoor adventure programs, where they gain a new deep appreciation for the great outdoors. The camp helps to develop students personally and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

NIHERST together with the American Embassy takes this opportunity to extend congratulations to the winners from Trinidad and Tobago.