Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors in the class of 2021 to represent North Dakota at the 2021 Virtual National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Two students from each state, Washington, D.C, and select countries will attend the all-expenses-paid program which will be held virtually from June 28 through July 21, 2021.

Hosted in Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia since 1963, the NYSCamp ( has traditionally been a residential science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 NYSCamp will be an entirely virtual experience that will include world-class lectures, directed studies, and seminars with prestigious and upcoming STEM professionals who are making a difference in their fields of study and changing the world for good. The camp will also provide significant opportunities for delegates to interact and engage with STEM professionals and other delegates in exciting, fun and meaningful ways. Even though delegates can’t gather in West Virginia this year, the 2021 Virtual NYSCamp will be an engaging, stimulating and unforgettable educational experience, organizers say.

The NYSCamp is offered to selected participants at no cost so that talented students may attend regardless of their financial ability. Additionally, although camp activities will be offered throughout the day during camp, selected delegates must commit to a minimum 4.5 hour daily participation requirement between the hours of 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time for the duration of the camp.

For more information about the program, see Applications must be submitted online at by 6 p.m. EST on Feb. 28.

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